Denise Hamilton

SHE / HER / HERS

  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized, strategic inclusion consultant and founder of WatchHerWork. Her super power is having the most challenging discussions resulting in solutions and a positive direction. Denise is a highly requested speaker, trainer and media personality whose platform has reached and served people all over the world.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Racism and sexism rob us of the most talented teams by placing an unreasonable load on marginalized people. That costs us all, and we should do everything in our power to remove that tax.

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Popular Talks

Allyship

Allyship is noble, but it’s really hard. In this presentation, we discuss the barriers that make allyship difficult and share ways to actively create inclusive work environments.

Women in the Workplace

In this powerful workshop, Denise shares 10 ways to change your life and career by changing the ONLY thing that’s actually in your control – YOU. Denise shares actionable tips for designing a career and life that you’re proud of.

Inclusion in remote or hybrid environments

We’ll explore the challenges managers face with these remote and hybrid-remote models and how to address those challenges:

  • Reimagining workflows and expectations
  • The benefits of remote and hybrid work arrangements
  • Fostering inclusion and belonging in the new normal
  • Ensuring connection and collaboration

Speaking, Workshops, Consulting, & Coaching

Workshops

How to Be an Ally
Allyship is noble, but it’s really hard. In this presentation, we discuss the barriers that make allyship difficult and share ways to actively create inclusive work environments.

Master Yourself, Master Your World
In this powerful workshop, Denise shares 10 ways to change your life and career by changing the ONLY thing that’s actually in your control – YOU. Denise shares actionable tips for designing a career and life that you’re proud of.

Managing Remote Teams
The workplace is evolving to a new normal. Are you ready? How can organizations continue to thrive while navigating this dynamic change? What are the issues managers and leaders need to keep in mind as they embrace the new normal? In this keynote, Denise will address these critical issues and provide strategies and real-life current examples that can help leaders adapt to the new world of work. We’ll explore the challenges managers face with these remote and hybrid-remote models and how to address those challenges:

  • Reimagining workflows and expectations
  • The benefits of remote and hybrid work arrangements
  • Fostering inclusion and belonging in the new normal
  • Ensuring connection and collaboration

Consulting

I help organizations operationalize their DEI goals, taking it from platitudes and slogans to actions and integration.

“Denise Hamilton is one of the best speakers I have ever seen. She was our keynote speaker for International Women’s Day and was beyond amazing. She was engaging, motivational and provided real-life examples on how women should #PressForProgress.”
– Katherine Dolson, McKesson

“Denise spoke to our group’s Inclusion & Diversity Forum and provided a great deal of valuable insight into her work in diversifying supply chains, how these executives can most effectively engage with diverse suppliers and best practices for making meaningful, lasting impacts both within their companies and with their external supply chain providers. She was Insightful, pragmatic, provocative, and charismatic. 100% of attendees surveyed after our meeting said they found the session valuable and they noted that Denise was ‘excellent!’ and ‘a great speaker about a timely subject.’ ”
– Chris Herbert, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

"Denise has been one of the best reviewed speakers of all time. We have women employees all over the world. She was able to engage them at all levels. She is a master at what she does."
— MERCEDES HARRIS

Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized Diversity & Inclusion leader, specializing in Ally training. Denise is Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform for professional women. She is a highly requested speaker and trainer as well as media personality whose platform has reached and served people all over the world. Denise leverages her 25 years of executive experience with Fortune 500 organizations like AOL and CBRE to provide solutions that support the employees and the bottom line.

Clients have said Denise’s superpower is the ability to have the most challenging discussions and come out the other side with solutions and a positive direction. She uses this gift to lead workshops, design education programs, and coach senior leaders. The goal is to empower individuals and teams to mine and close the gender gap, understand differences, resolve conflict, and become better allies. Her clients include household names, like Apple, ExxonMobil, Hines, Shell, the United Nations, and the WNBA.

Denise has been featured on Harvard Business Review, MSNBC, Forbes, FOX, CBS, NBC, Newsweek and on many other outlets. She was named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine, one of the 41 Most Fascinating People in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and a 2018 Woman Who Means Business by the Houston Business Journal.

Denise currently serves on the board of EMERGE and is the Chair of the Business Subcommittee for the 2020 Census for the City of Houston. She has served on the board for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the RISE School and Avenue Community Development Corp. She received her Master’s in Communication and her BSW in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. She currently resides in Houston, Texas.

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