Shira Harrington is a sought-after diversity and inclusion (D&I) keynote speaker, with a special expertise in generational diversity and employee engagement. Her dynamic speaking style and passion for the subject have been appreciated by national and regional audiences at association conferences, corporate trainings, and staff retreats.

Shira brings her extensive research and her unique, ‘real world’ perspective of the world at work to bridge the perceived gaps between the generations. Differences in work ethic, life values, work-life expectations, teamwork, communication styles and relationship to authority are just some of the challenges facing employees of each generation.


Her clientele range across industries and include the following organizations:

Adhesive and Sealant Council


Agricultural Retailers Association

America’s Promise Alliance

America’s Blood Centers

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of University Women

American Chamber of Commerce Executives

American College of Rheumatology

American Health Quality Association

American Payroll Association

American Wire Producers Association

American Society of Association Executives

American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries

American Society of Training and Development (DC chapter)

Association Trends

Association of Legal Administrators (DC chapter)


Business Networking International (DC chapter)

California Society of Association Executives

Capitol Area Network

Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Children’s Inn

Compliance Global

Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Council for Advancement and Support of Education


DC Courts

Direct Marketing Association of Washington

Dulles SHRM

Exit Planning Exchange (DC chapter)

Finance and Administration Roundtable


Global Business Travel Alliance

Government Finance Officers Association

High Road Solutions

Human Resources Association of the National Capitol Area

Human Resources Leadership Forum

International Sign Association



Maryland Workers Compensation Education Association

Massachusetts Chief Probation Officers

National Agricultural Aviation Association

National Association of Catering and Events

National Association of Funeral Directors

National Association of Federal Credit Unions

National African American Association of Human Resources

National Conference of State Legislatures

National Industries of the Blind

National Retailers Association

National Society of Professional Engineers

National Wildlife Federation

Nonprofit HR Solutions


Nursing Organization Alliance

Oncology Nurses Society

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute

Performance Institute

Public Relations Society of America, Mid-Atlantic

Ritz Carlton

SRA International

United Way

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals

Virginia Bankers Association

Virginia Society of CPAs

Virginia Society of Association Executives

Volunteers of America

Windsor Property Management

Women in Technology