A review of the "Dimensions of Diversity" wheel in order to clarify the assumptions that we make as fundraisers.
In an attempt to refocus our diversity lens updates on our increasingly diverse population will be presented along with insights into how "differences" affect the motivations behind donating and who to donate to.
From 2008 to 2010 she served as the Associate Vice President of Development at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and from 2004-2006, she served as the Vice President for Advancement and Development at Oakwood University.
Shipe is the former Ethics Officer for the World Bank Group where she reported to the Office of the President and was a corporate officer for Duke Energy and Bell Atlantic/Verizon having served as the Vice President of Diversity, Ethics, and Compliance.
Shipe is Chair of the Board of Global Ties US and an emeritus board member of the Ethics Officer Association and Operation ReachBack Inc. Shipe is a Kallman Executive Fellow and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, the Advisory Committee of Oakwood University's New Beginnings Single Parent Resource Center and is the Planned Giving Director of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc - - of which she is one of its former national presidents. Shipe is an alumnus of the FBI Citizens Academy - Class of 2011 and Leadership Huntsville FOCUS Class of 2004 and 2015-16.
Shipe has been cited by Ebony Magazine as one of America's 100 Most Influential Blacks and by Good Housekeeping Magazine as one of 100 Young Women of Promise. She is also listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans. Shipe was inducted into the 2004 Women's Hall of Fame at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina and received recognition from the Women's Forum of Booz Allen Hamilton in 2012 and the UNCF North Alabama Campaign in 2014.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Shipe received her bachelor's degree in History from Brooklyn College and continued her graduate education at the New School University in New York City and at Trinity Theological Seminary where she received a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling.
Shipe is married to Oliver F. Shipe. They have five children, 16 grandchildren and reside in Gurley, Alabama. She is a well-known speaker on ethics and values leadership, global diversity, women, education and youth issues.