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Shelley Zalis

2017 Speaker

SHELLEY ZALIS is CEO of The Female Quotient and founder of the The Girls’ Lounge, which support and mentor women to find their voice, embrace their feminine leadership powers and work together to transform corporate culture. Previously, Zalis created, built and sold OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, brought emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry.  She is also the host of a new Bloomberg series titled “Walk The Talk” focused on gender equality and the critical importance of women in executive leadership. Zalis is the Co-Founder of the ANA’s AFE #SeeHer initiative and a board member of She Runs It (Formerly AWNY), I Am That Girl, Dress for Success, The Women Economic Forum, ColorComm, The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health and the Women’s Military Symposium. Zalis has been awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Global Marketing Leadership award, ARF Great Minds in Innovation Award and AWNY’s Game Changer award. @shelleyzalis