Stephanie Shaw
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Stephanie Shaw

Vice President – Enterprise Technology
Stephanie is Vice President – Enterprise Technology for The Wendy’s Company. Stephanie’s responsibilities include partnering with corporate business functions to deliver enterprise technology solutions that align to Wendy’s strategic goals. Additionally, Stephanie has oversight for the Analytics team which is comprised of Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Reporting whose primary objective is delivering actionable insights to drive growth. While Stephanie is known for her unique style of “disciplined execution” of projects, she excels in supporting people and processes to ensure productive solutions are delivered, not just technology.

Prior to joining Wendy’s in 2011, Stephanie worked for EiS Technologies, Inc. for five years as a Practice Director where she built a Managed Services Oracle consulting practice. Prior to EiS, Stephanie spent five years working for Oracle in their consulting practice – providing leadership to various clients in the areas of process reengineering, systems implementation, organizational design and change management. Stephanie also spent two years providing Oracle consulting services for Mastech Digital.

A strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and community engagement, Stephanie personally started and spearheads the Wendy’s Cultural Diversity Network where she serves as the Chair. Stephanie was also named the Wendy’s 2018 Community Ambassador of the Year for her work with Alvis, a non-profit human services agency providing comprehensive re-entry and family support services, where she serves on the Board of Trustees. At Alvis, Stephanie is the Chair of the IT Subcommittee and Co-chair of Evening of Light, an annual fundraising gala supporting the Alvis Family and Children's Program. Stephanie is also a member of the Senior African American Leaders in Technology’s (SAALT) Executive Advisory Council.

In 2019, Stephanie was recognized as a ComSpark Central Ohio Tech Power Player. In 2020, Stephanie will be recognized as one of the National Diversity Council’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology.

A native of West Virginia, Stephanie holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from West Liberty University and a M.S. in Labor Relations from West Virginia University.

Stephanie resides in Columbus, OH with her husband Joel and their two sons.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Diversity Without Inclusion Is an Illusion

Leaders can often make mistake of checking the diversity box in their strategic planning for the organization. But have we really deliberately embraced inclusion of the whole aspect of individuality? Do we have standards for high performance driven by inclusive measures? We must stop and think about the person that comes into our work environment — the total self. How do we combat unconscious bias for inclusive leadership and teaming? Someone once said "diversity is being invited to the party but inclusion is being asked to dance".

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