Authenticity is not just a personal journey but a key leadership imperative for leaders at every level. Simone challenges the established leadership models and she presents a compelling alternative – the “Authentic Agreements of Leadership Engagement.” These agreements, she contends, are a pathway to create workspaces where diverse identities are not just welcomed but celebrated. This talk is a clarion call for a seismic shift in corporate leadership, urging the recognition of authenticity as a powerful catalyst for meaningful change and inclusive success. “Simone D. Ross, a transformative leader rooted in Denver, CO, champions gender equity and authentic leadership. As CEO of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation, Simone strives to make Colorado a haven for women in business. Her belief in authentic leadership shapes her work, fostering inclusive environments where communities flourish.
Founder of Simone D. Ross, LLC, and CEO of SDR Events, she also leads Youth United University, nurturing future change-makers. Simone’s accolades include “”Outstanding Women in Business”” and “”40 Under 40″” by Denver Business Journal. Simone’s academic pursuits led her to earn a Master of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Simone serves on boards like Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, underscoring her community commitment. Inspired by her children, Gavin and Zoe, Simone exemplifies how genuine leadership can drive equitable change and inspire human thriving. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx