Shivaun Palmer has experienced transformative events in her personal and
professional life that have shaped her commitment to being a thoughtful,
inclusive, creative and impactful global citizen. She is a co-founder of DEI
Consultants, LLC, an international Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consulting
and training firm.
Palmer’s corporate career included work as an international media relations
manager and Tourism Director, Head of Customer Relations for a global security
and aerospace company and General Manager/Program Host of a financial news
talk radio network with stations in Dallas and Houston.
As an entrepreneur, Shivaun has launched several companies including a meeting-planning corporation that specialized in producing national trade shows and CME meetings for the healthcare industry. Her clients included Hospital Corporation of America (HCA); GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and the Federation of State Medical Boards.
In 2012, Palmer created an educational website (Plaid for Women, Inc.) targeted to professional women and entrepreneurs that was recognized with a corporate diversity champion award by the National Diversity Council. Throughout her career, Palmer has collaborated with groups including the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, the Metropolitan Black Chambers of Commerce and LGBTQI groups, engaging people from all walks of life in order to create environments where everyone is given an opportunity to be heard and contribute to the conversation.
Palmer is a passionate advocate for educating the public on the importance of mental wellness. She has conducted extensive research in the field of behavioral health, interviewing experts from across the country as well as those whose lives have been touched by mental illness. She is a QPR certified trainer for suicide prevention and education through the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation located in Fort Worth, Texas.
“After spending years in business interacting with people from a variety of races, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, I realized the companies (and their leadership) I was most impressed with were those who had committed to creating a diverse workforce whose collective talents, ideas and innovation were embraced, valued and implemented, creating a healthy, productive and inclusive company culture. "