Danielle Davis, Ph.D.

Danielle Davis, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Davis Consulting Solutions

Danielle Davis, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Davis Consulting Solutions (DCS). She is a servant leader and diversity management strategist. DCS is dedicated under her direct leadership to serving communities and the principles, strategies, opportunities and initiatives that will, in the real world, further business, economic, and employee development. Danielle leads DCS’ multi-generational talent management services which averages over 400 prospects per year that either improve their skills, overcome barriers, or access job opportunities. It prepares and pre-screens prospects for employers like UPMC, Amazon, and others. Dr. Davis’ expertise is in helping design and implement programs for hiring diverse individuals as well as MWDBE engagement, contracting, and compliance. She holds a Ph.D. in Community Engagement with a focus on leadership, management, community economic development (CED) and empowerment. Her M.S. in Organizational Leadership directly applies to creating a positive and productive work environment. Dr. Davis led and supported diversity initiatives for over $800 million for minority, women, and disadvantaged businesses, as a Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh (HACP) employee. She has experience in planning, developing, and overseeing programs, procedures and policies to increase DBE participation for procurement. Dr. Davis serves on several boards and committees for housing and urban development.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon Workshops

Next Generation of Equitable Solutions: A Blueprint to DEI Strategies
For organizations that are looking to spearhead diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in their management practices and approach it from a holistic strengths-based perspective, this blueprint can help. More than ever, a workplace is a diverse collection of individuals proud of who they are: their gender, their sexual orientation, their religion, their ethnic background, and all the other components that make an individual unique.
Participants will:

  • Manage organizational change with the four cornerstones of diversity, shared leadership practices, and policies.
  • Learn transformative practices that leverage staff’s unique strengths to improve talent retention.
  • Develop a roadmap of improvement of cultural competency and for the organization to become a Next Generation Organization