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"Twenty-first Century leaders require elevated skills and keen intuition to motivate, engage and lead employees in an ever-changing work environment." -April Simpkins.

April, a highly sought-after international speaker, delivers energetic and information-packed presentations. April has a unique way of identifying the intersectionality of leadership and culture. Audiences leave her engagements with action steps they can immediately implement. April's passion for workplace culture, leadership development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) strategies makes her a standout thought leader in business and human resources.



  • Engaging and managing a remote workforce

  • What it takes to be a leader in the 21st century

  • The impact of leaders on culture and engagement



  • Subcultures vs. Culture

  • Creating a culture that supports mental health

  • Inclusive leadership – the power of workplace diversity on culture and communication



  • Key differences between equality and equity

  • The impact of generational diversity on equity and inclusion

  • The framework for creating a DEI initiative

2023 Events

01/14/2023 - Speaker on Mental Health - 72nd Miss Universe Pageant, New Orleans, LA

01/25/2023 - Speaker on Remote Work - INA Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX


02/26/2023 - Speaker on Mental Health - You Are Not Alone Summit, Virtual

03/25/2023 - Award Recipient - Behavioral Health Awards Gala, North Carolina

03/28/2023 - Speaker on Remote Work - Questco, Virtual

03/30/2023 - Speaker on Mental Health - HRCI Summit, Virtual

04/20/2023 - Speaker on Pay Equity - HRmonize Conference, Charleston, SC

04/24/2023 - Speaker on Mental Health - Virginia SHRM Conference, Virginia

04/27/2023 - Speaker on Mental Health - United Valley Member Conf., Sacramento, CA

05/08/2023 - Guest Lecturer on Leadership - Harvard University Extension School, Virtual

05/15/2023 - Speaker on Mental Health - SC Bar, Columbia, SC

06/13/2023 - Speaker on Religion in The Workplace - SHRM Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV

06/27/2023 - Generational Diversity - Assoc. of Nutritionists and Foodservice Prof., New Orleans, LA

06/28/2023 - Mental Health Awareness - Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, Anaheim, CA

07/26/2023 - Mental Health Awareness - Women Empowering Women (W.E.W) Virtual

08/02/2023 - Generational Diversity and Remote Work - EEOC, Washington, DC

09/20/2023 - Mental Health and Bereavement - NC SHRM, Wilmington, NC

10/10/2023 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - MN SHRM Conference, Minneapolis, MN

10/11/2023 - Managing a Remote Workforce - IIA of Illinois, Peoria, IL

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