Shannon Rohrer Phillips

Honorary Guest @ Voice + Visibility Women’s Summit

Shannon is a social entrepreneur, speaker, and producer, and is the Founder & CEO of the Voice + Visibility Women’s Summit (VVWS) in Sarasota, FL. The VVWS convenes diverse, cross sector female leaders with a mission to empower women, expand networks & opportunities, and elevate the voices of diverse women. She is a social entrepreneur with three decades of experience in public and private sector collaboration, fundraising and diversity, EQUITY and inclusion work in healthcare, education, and business.

Shannon has worked with over 20,000 women over the course of her career helping them find their Voice + Visibility. From her early days as a social worker to her most recent impact as Producer of the VVWS, the stories of diverse women and their strength have inspired her dedication to elevating female leadership. Shannon created the Bridge Builders, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training programs & the Voice + Visibility Leadership Series to equip leaders and businesses with results driven solutions. Shannon received her BA from Colgate University, and a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. She received the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2019. Shannon is a sought-after speaker and consultant. She lives in Sarasota, FL with her husband Neil, two teenage sons, and a growing tribe of pets.

Shannon’s TEDx Talk is entitled Failure & Forgiveness in the New South: