New LAI Exclusive Speaker: Shellye Archambeau


We wanted to share exciting news about a new LAI exclusive speaker: Shellye Archambeau.

Among Shellye’s many accomplishments, she:

  • Was named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider
  • Is the former CEO of Silicon Valley-based MetricStream, where over the course of 14 years she grew the company from a newly formed company to a 1,500-person, global team
  • Spent 15 years in executive roles at IBM, becoming the first African American woman sent on international assignment by the company 
  • Was named one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America” by Newsmax

Shellye is a powerful speaker with talks on both innovation and leadership.

With her innovation talk, she uses examples from her career (and her positions as a board member with Verizon and Nordstrom’s) to highlight the importance of identifying and getting ahead of trends. She encourages audiences to ask questions like, “Are your policies aligned with customer needs?” and “How are technology and culture reshaping our laws and practices?” Shellye helps audiences rethink business models and outpace the competition through constant growth and innovation.

When discussing leadership, she shares anecdotes from her personal journey from humble beginnings to the top of Silicon Valley, and shares her four-step plan for success. Inspirational, authentic, and whip-smart, Shellye encourages audiences to set audacious goals and, most importantly, execute on them.


Please contact our team to learn more about her speaking topics or to check her availability and fees for an upcoming speaking engagement.

To get in touch with us, you can also live chat with a member of our team right now, fill out the form below, email us, or call us at 1-800-SPEAKER.

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