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Rebecca Shambaugh, an internationally recognized leadership expert, author, and keynote speaker, is President of SHAMBAUGH, a global leadership development organization. Rebecca is recognized as one of the top “Women Who Mean Business” by Washington Business Journal, and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation She is the founder of Women In Leadership and Learning (WILL), one of the first executive leadership development program in the country, dedicated to the research, advancement, and retention of women leaders and executives. SHAMBAUGH’s thought leadership and innovative business solutions have become an integral part of today’s advancement strategies for women leaders. Rebecca has advised over a hundred executives enhancing their overall impact providing coaching and consulting on personal leadership, team and organizational transformation, and strategy execution to optimize overall effectiveness. 
As Rebecca addresses more than 200,000 leaders around the globe each year, she challenges conventional wisdom and assumptions for leading in today’s business environment. Rebecca’s engaging and thought provoking style, grounded research and pioneering leadership strategies have inspired leaders to re-think traditional mindsets and business models by  succinctly describing leadership models that drive top performance and create a competitive advantage for today’s organization.  

Rebecca is the author of three best selling books titled, “It’s Not A Glass Ceiling, It’s A Sticky Floor” and “Leadership Secrets of Hillary Clinton,” and her new book, “Make Room For Her: Why Companies Need an Integrated Leadership Model To Achieve Extraordinary Results,” all published by McGraw-Hill. Her books illustrate her unconventional and results-focused approach to creating great leaders

TEDx Talk: It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor

Rebecca is an engaging and sought out speaker and has presented within organizations, major conferences, and executive forums regarding drawing upon her many years and experience, wisdom and thought leadership for leading in the 21st Century. Rebecca’s engaging and thought provoking style includes practical solutions and proven strategies for both organizations and leaders to transfer back to their own work environments.

Rebecca's exceptional ability to engage and inspire both men and women has made a difference at:

MetLife • Marriott • AIG •  AT Kearney • Forte Foundation • Cisco Systems • The MITRE Corporation • AT&T
Sara Lee • IBM • The Conference Board • Oracle Bank of America • Dow Chemical
Grace Hopper's Global Conference for Women ExecutiveGE • Shell Oil
Humana • Penn State University • Microsoft • Society for Women Engineers National Conference
California Professional Women's Association • Women in Technology International • Johnson & Johnson 


Rebecca’s unique approach to leadership development was showcased on National Public Radio and on a two-hour PBS telecast to over 20,000 executives around the United States. Rebecca has also been featured on Fox News (New York), Washington Business, (ABC), and numerous syndicated radio talk shows. She has been featured in publications such as: Leader to Leader, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, USA Today, Fortune Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Pink Magazine, American Executive Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, American Management Association, Computer World and Professional Woman’s Magazine

To inquire about Rebecca speaking at your organization or institution, contact us at: info@shambaughleadership.com


 What our clients are saying...

  • "I was delighted that Becky Shambaugh spoke at the first meeting of the Leadership Council on Advancing Women at The Conference Board. Her emphasis on inclusion, on the leadership pipeline, on uncovering latent biases, and on the lack of women's visibility and presence in upper levels of business made a real impact in the practical work of the senior executive women on the council. She provided the practical lessons learned from her 25 years of working with women leaders and generated a rich discussion. She's terrific!" - Program Manager, Leadership Council on Advancing Women, The Conference Board
  • "Marriott’s Women’s CEO Executive Forum was a tremendous success, and that is due in large part to Rebecca Shambaugh. When organizing an event for CEOs and Executive Directors of major Associations, ensuring high ROI is critical. The content Rebecca delivered coupled with your knowledge, experience, and expertise was a home run. We could not have executed this without you.  I look forward to working with you in the near future." - Sales Executive, Marriott International
  • "Rebecca Shambaugh's concepts for leader's and her unique presence when speaking to audiences reminds us all about the important resource we have in our coworkers. Several friends and colleagues of mine have assembled their personal Board of Directors and have found the experience immensely helpful and, in some cases, life changing." - Chief Medical Officer, MedImmune, Inc.
  • "Rebecca's talk was on point. I found this to be a tremendous benefit to my leadership development. I feel energized to implement these areas in my leadership." - Senior Manager, KPMG
  • "Rebecca's talk was excellent, very informative, and engaging session. This was the best talk I've attended at IBM, not only was it informative but I will be utilizing Rebecca's concepts for my career planning." - Vice President, IBM
  • "We have received rave reviews for Rebecca Shambaugh's seminar on resilience and advancing career goals. At all levels of my team, there were great nuggets of advice for putting together a career advancement plan." - VP Global Communications, Marriott International