With over 20 years of professional experience, Shantera Chatman has become a successful Global Culture Strategist and community leader. Shantera graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information & Operations Management. She is noted for her significant leadership accomplishments with her clients and founding The Chatman Women's Foundation in Houston, Texas. As President of PowHer Consulting, Shantera is known for her guiding principles, developing strong cultures, and her successful work within many Fortune 500 companies. She has worked for both large and small consulting firms servicing clients such as NASA and Chevron. Shantera has led teams for her clients as they successfully rolled out various information technology (I.T.), cyber intelligence, and diversity initiatives. Additionally, as a transformation specialist and project manager, Shantera has helped Fortune 500 companies engage their user community and adopt significant workplace cultural changes.
Shantera is a prolific writer and the author of the Transformative Ally Framework: Advocacy, Support & Coexistence, PowHer Play: A Women's Empowerment Guide, Embrace Resistance: How to Conquer Your Critics, and emPowHering YOU: 12 Tips to Finding Your Voice.
Shantera focuses on culture curation and building strong allies in the workplace. She weaves her experiences into powerful stories and interactive conversations that make her a sought-after speaker, consultant, and lecturer.