SHRM 2011 Diversity & Inclusion Conference
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Tenia Davis, Vice President of Human Resources for Harpo, Inc., will share a unique perspective on her six-year journey at Harpo, Inc. driving significant transformational culture change to further enhance this worldwide brand. She challenges conventional wisdom on how Diversity and Inclusion should be viewed in organizations and offers provocative and innovative insights on how to integrate HR and D&I practices into every aspect of the business.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Tenia Davis, MBA

Davis, MBA

As Vice President of Human Resources at Harpo Inc., Tenia Davis is focused on the company’s biggest asset, its workforce.  Her mission is to attract, develop and retain outstanding talent for Harpo, and provide them with the knowledge and the work environment that enables all employees to contribute at optimum levels towards the success of all Harpo business goals.

Five years ago, Davis joined Harpo’s executive team to oversee all aspects of Human Resources for Harpo’s major business groups:  The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Oprah Winfrey Foundations, Harpo Films, Harpo Studios, Oprah Radio,, Development, and The Oprah Store. 

Through her leadership, she develops and implements the strategic direction for the Human Resources function.  She is responsible for the company’s talent management, leadership development, employee relations, labor relations, diversity, compensation, benefits and operational excellence.

Davis brings to the role 20 years of experience as a Human Resources professional working in the Aerospace/Defense, Healthcare and Insurance industries.  Earlier in her career, she gained extensive HR experience focusing on Organizational Development & Training and Organizational Behavior, employee relations and benefits. Davis maximized her six-sigma training by driving process efficiencies within the organizations. She currently serves on the Atrevete A Sonar (American Association of University Women) board and is a consultant to various Welfare to Work and Job Readiness programs. Davis completed her MBA at Loyola University, Chicago. 

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