Expert coach and advisor to the world's leading companies about the future of work.

Expert coach and advisor
to the world's
leading companies about the future of work.

Dana is a renowned expert and speaker on leadership, the future of work, the total talent ecosystem, and the technologies that enable how work gets done. Her depth of wisdom surrounding leadership development, women in technology, risk management and the growing needs and usage of freelancers, independent contractors, and the nonemployee workforce makes her a must-have when contemplating your next event. Whether you are wanting to develop the leaders in your company, navigating the intersections between enterprise companies and their suppliers, regulatory or legislative macro trends, or simply wanting to understand the risk management measures that must come with today's talent, her use cases, quantifiable research, and network of other like-minded experts will help your audience walk away with actionable insights.

Dana frequently shares stories, what works, and how to avoid what doesn’t as it relates to the F2000, start-up, and nonprofit worlds as they contemplate what’s next surrounding their people practices. Today, she coaches leaders, teams, and organizations to realign their goals to become market leaders and, ultimately, market makers. Her passion towards giving back also finds her mentoring, training, and leading discussions with women in technology and urban youth. Dana has a voice that resonates with the mission towards diversity, inclusion, and eliminating unconscious bias.

Upcoming Speaking Dates


The Confidence Gap: How Women Can Stop Settling, Build Career Confidence and Get More Out of Life with Leslie Vickrey
1:00pm ET December 14th, 2018

Tech Up For Women
Metropolitan West NYC
November 15th, 2018

TechServe Conference and Tradeshow
Keynote and Workshop Leader
Bonita Springs, FL
November 7-9th, 2018

Private Offsite Event
Offsite Leader
October 8th-10th, 2018

NextPlay.ai Speed Coaching for Women in the Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
August 9th, 2018

Reboot Accel
2744 Sandhill Rd., Menlo Park, CA
April 24th, 2018

Keynote on Leadership
General Assembly San Francisco, San Francisco, CA,
March 1st, 2018

Private Board Event
January 28th-30th, 2018


The Gig Economy: Emerging Trends & Keys to Retaining Top Talent
Palo Alto, CA
November 14th, 2017

Keynote Speaker
Lynchburg, VA
October 12th, 2017

Private Event at Johnson Health Center
Keynote on Leadership
Lynchburg, VA
October 11th, 2017

The Digital Talent Economy
San Francisco, CA
August 22nd, 2017

The Digital Talent Economy
New York City, NY
June 8th, 2017

The Digital Talent Economy
San Francisco, CA
May 4th, 2017

Total Workforce Solutions
Orlando, FL
April 18th, 2017

Keynote on Leadership
San Francisco, CA
March 11th, 2017


  • Leadership Coaching & Development
  • Stop Settling®
  • Contingent Workforce Environment
  • People Practice
  • The Future of Work
  • Total Talent Ecosystem & Market Intelligence
  • Building an Advisory Practice
  • Channel Partnerships
  • Go-To-Market Innovation 
  • Confidence360 & Anti-Harassment
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Women in Technology


Book Me For Your Event Today


  • chrissie kremer

    "Excellent, engaging, personable, and confident in front of a group."

    Chrissie Kremer,
    Co-founder, Reboot Accel

  • michael donnely

    "When looking for engaging speakers to bring to a conference Dana Shaw-Arimoto is unmatched. From her experience at the corporate level to building Phoenix5, Dana can speak from multiple perspectives and to various audiences with ease. She is authentic, informative, and has been rated as one of the top speakers at FWD Collective Summit's."

    Michael Donnely,
    CEO, Red Suede Shoes