Dr. Shawn Andrews keynote speaker

Professor, Author, Drummer
  • 7 Superpowers of Men and Women at Work
  • Driving DEI: Inclusive Workplace Strategies
  • EQ and You: Building Success through Emotional Intelligence
  • Overcoming Bias and Ageism: Creating a Boomer-Millennial Dream Team
  • Overcoming Hidden Biases that Hinder Our Success
  • The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Gender
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Dr. Shawn Andrews is an international keynote speaker, organizational consultant, and author of the best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide (2018 Morgan James Publishing).

She’s been a Forbes contributor, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, and interviewed on dozens of podcast and radio shows, including NPR.

Shawn has shared her ideas on the TEDx stage and has worked with over 100 companies across multiple industries, including the United Nations, Johnson and Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Forest Service, National Diversity Council, Association for Talent Development, and Society for Human Resource Management.

With over two decades of corporate experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, she has helped thousands of leaders improve and develop using presentations, workshops, coaching, and psychological instruments. She is an accredited practitioner for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 models and Insights Discovery Colors.

She serves as a professor at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, teaching courses on Women & Leadership and Organizational Behavior. Her specific areas of focus include Leadership and Gender, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Bias, and Emotional Intelligence.

Shawn earned her Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership and an M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.

She serves as Board President, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Orange County, and is founder and CEO of Andrews Research International.



“Great find on the speaker – I must be honest, out of all the speakers thus far, including Condoleeza Rice and Amy Cuddy, Dr. Shawn Andrews gave the most concrete action items for us to work on. I love her addition of the “Emotional Intelligence Team Effectiveness Questionnaire” at the end. Really well, thought-out!”
Dawn Wilson, PharmD, Director, Medical Capabilities and Learning-Respiratory, GSK Medical Affairs


“Shawn, I loved the presentation and the group discussions on bias! I also thought that the SCARF model was a great framework in facilitating the conversation, and the Rule of 3 was very thought provoking as I was thinking about how we hire right out of college. I can’t wait to hear more content from you.”
Shawna M. Bode, Director, Western Region Immunology-Rheumatology, AbbVie


“This presentation was a great experience and very insightful. I learned so much about myself and the colleagues I will be working with – both men and women. The strategies will be helpful to take bias out of our decision-making.”
Chase Leavitt, VP Legal Affairs, Tang Capital Management, LLC

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