Shirley Zinn serves as Executive Director on the Board of Boston Consulting Group. Shirley is a coach, mentor, and entrepreneur who has served on the boards of several major companies, trusts, charities, and universities. She was formerly Group Head of Human Resources at Woolworths Holdings Limited, Head of Human Resources of Standard Bank South Africa, and Deputy Global Head of Human Resources for the Standard Bank Group.
Shirley also heads her own company, Shirley Zinn Consulting, that provides consulting and advisory services in HR, transformation, leadership, and education. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences as a keynote speaker.
In 2015, Shirley published her autobiography, “Swimming Upstream.” Since the launch of her book, she has done several “Swimming Upstream” talks nationally at corporates, schools, universities, and charities, with the hope of motivating and inspiring especially disadvantaged youth and women.