Emily Dickens

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Emily M. Dickens, J.D., serves as SHRM's Corporate Secretary, Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs. She is the executive responsible for coordinating staff to implement the CEO's vision, the liaison for the SHRM Board and subsidiary boards, and executive with oversight of external partnerships, policy and government affairs.

Dickens is an attorney with significant and progressive experience in government, higher education and the non-profit sector. She has served as a member of the leadership team at the University of North Carolina system, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  Her prior roles include general counsel, chief relationship officer, senior vice president, vice president for public policy and assistant vice president for federal relations.  Dickens has also worked at Duke University and Fayetteville State University in administrative and external affairs roles. 

Emily is actively engaged in board service. She is currently a member of Strategic Education, Inc. HIRE Advisory Board; the Board of National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL); the Advisory Council of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI); the Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina Central University; and chairs the International HBCU Task Force for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and North Carolina Central University School of Law.  

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Articles by Emily M. Dickens, JD.

This year, the State of the Union will take place on February 4 at 9 p.m. EST. This date is significant for several reasons. It takes place one day after the Iowa caucuses, amid a presidential campaign, and likely in the aftermath of the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. While the address takes place during a whirlwind political climate, SHRM remains focused on policy, not politics, advocating for positive workplace solutions.

February 1, 2020

 


 

Last week, SHRM hosted its sold-out 2019 Inclusion Conference—formerly Diversity & Inclusion. We welcomed over 1,000 workforce professionals to New Orleans to explore the theme of “Shifting Workplace Culture.”

November 7, 2019

One of the great things about working at SHRM is the opportunity to speak with so many HR professionals and business leaders who are making a real difference in their workplaces. One thing I’ve certainly learned is that every one of SHRM’s 300,000-plus members has unique experiences and viewpoints that deserve to be heard.

May 31, 2019


 

Reflecting on my career, I can attribute many of my “soft skills” to my parents. My father’s schooling ended after seventh grade, but he wanted his three girls to have access to quality education, and that education was reinforced at home.

June 15, 2018

 

When I joined the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as its Chief of Staff in January, I trusted that I would enjoy the work, but worried I wouldn’t develop a passion for the work. I was wrong.

April 16, 2018