Simone E. Morris is an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader recognized by Diversity Best Practices, Diversity MBA, Diversity MBE Magazine, and Diageo. She is a 2021 honoree for 100 Women of Color. In addition, the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business dubbed her the 2020 Bronze Winner for Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year.
Ms. Morris spent twenty-three years in Corporate America with retail, consumer products, financial, pharmaceutical, and information technology industries. Her work in the Diversity and Inclusion field began through the leadership of an employee resource group, followed up with a role in Human Resources, and then time as the Director of Diversity for the Southern Connecticut Society for Human Resources. Today, Ms. Morris is a consultant, trainer, and speaker committed to developing more women leaders and creating authentic, inclusive cultures in organizations.
She received her MBA from the University of Connecticut and Certification for Coaching, Project Management, and Mastery in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leadership. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner and a course facilitator for eCornell.
Ms. Morris has written for Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Good Men Project, Medium, American Management Association Playbook, Thrive Global, Profiles in Diversity Journal, Glassdoor, Leadercast, SmartRecruiters, Social Hire, and Diversity Best Practices. She is also the author of 52 Tips for Owning Your Career: Practical Advice for Career Success, The Power of Owning Your Career: Winning Strategies, Tools, and Tips for Creating Your Desired Career, Achievement Unlocked: Strategies to Set Goals and Manifest Them, and Upward: Leadership Lessons for Women on the Rise. In addition, she is a featured contributor for A Collective Breath, Own the Microphone, and Redesign Your 9 to 5.
She resides in Connecticut with her family.