•  Shelley Zalis

    Shelley Zalis

    CEO of The Female Quotient and Founder of The Girls' Lounge

Shelly has gone against the grain most of her career, starting in 2000 when she left the corporate world to pioneer online research. She created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in just nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. The OTX story is one about creating new rules to redefine work/life balance, taking risks and inspiring a culture to thrive in a modern market. Her ‘wild ideas’ officially changed the game. Under her vision and leadership as CEO and Chairmom, she raised her OTX family with many of the same values that she was brought up with. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she brings emotion and passion to the boardroom and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and friend to women and leaders in her industry. The most recent creation is the Ipsos Girls’ Lounge, a go-to destination for women at industry conferences to put their feet up, let their guard down, network and do business. The Girls’ Lounge supports and mentors women to stand out with their unique leadership powers and transform corporate culture… together.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Chapter 1: Building a Better Business with Diversity
    • Lesson 1: How Diversity Affects Revenues and the GDP
    • Lesson 2: Steps to Solve a Timeless Problem
    • Lesson 3: Steps to Activate Change - Downloadable (PDF)
    • Lesson 4: How Fortune 100 Companies Can Ignite the Change
    • Lesson 5: Fixing the Wage Gap
    • Lesson 6: Diversity is About Mindset
    • Lesson 6B: Work-life Balance - Push Through It!
    • Lesson 7: The Bottom Line Exercise 1 (PDF - Download)
  • 2
    Chapter 2: The Modern Guide to Equality
    • Lesson 1: Leading with a Conscious Mindset
    • Instructions: The Modern Guide to Equality
    • Lesson 2: The Modern Guide to Equality - Downloadable (PDF)
    • Lesson 3: The Soft Skills of Leadership
    • Lesson 4: Corporate Culture
    • Lesson 5: The Bottom Line Exercise 2 (PDF - Download)
  • 3
    Chapter 3: Diversity Creates Innovation
    • Lesson 1: Innovation is the Most Important Pillar
    • Lesson 2: A Box Three Mindset - A Strategy for Leading Innovation
    • Lesson 3: The Bottom Line Exercise 3 (PDF - Download)
  • 4
    Chapter 4: How to Create New and Meaningful Connections
    • Lesson 1: Networking is About Creating Relationships
    • Lesson 2: If You Don’t Ask, You’ll Never Know
    • Lesson 3: Networking in Action
    • Lesson 4: The Bottom Line Exercise 4 (PDF - Download)
  • 5
    Chapter 5: Bringing Visibility to Women in the Workplace
    • Lesson 1: The #SeeHer Movement and the GEM Score
    • Lesson 2: The Portrayal of Females in Advertising, Media & Entertainment
    • Lesson 3: Masculine and Feminine Qualities Make Business Better
    • Lesson 4: The Female Quotient – Women & the Workplace
    • Lesson 5: The Bottom Line Exercise 5 (PDF - Download)
  • 6
    The Modern Guide to Equality, Curated by The Female Quotient (eBook)