Psychology · People · High-Performance

Women in Business

Gender Balance, Diversity and Inclusion

Shona is passionate about gender equality, supporting other women in business, and helping organisations build inclusive, high-performing teams.  Her work includes:

  • Helping organisations develop, support and retain their female staff and clients
  • Working with female business owners and entrepreneurs to grow a successful and thriving business
  • Supporting career-minded women to boost their performance and accelerate their career

She is often engaged in competitive or male dominated industries to help with gender balance, diversity and inclusion. Her book – The Psychology of Successful Women was published in early 2022 and is now a number 1 Amazon best-seller.

Her clients include:

  • ATCO
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bird & Bird
  • Chevron
  • Curtin University
  • DLA Piper
  • Hawaiian
  • HFW
  • Shell
  • Women in Energy

    Programs, Workshops and Events

    Shona has 2 signature programs specifically designed for women in business:

    1. The Career Acceleration Program
    2. The Business Acceleration Program for Female Business Owners

    Shona’s highly practical and results-focused programs are specifically designed to help women achieve their goals, boost their performance and accelerate their success – according to what ‘success’ truly means to them.

    Both programs can be tailored and delivered to a specific cohort of women within your organisation or wider network. The Career Acceleration Program and the Business Acceleration Program can be delivered in-person or online depending on your specific needs and requirements.

    Shona also delivers open versions of her programs for women who wish to invest in their own professional development.

    Please contact us to find out more information on Shona’s popular programs and speaking events –

    If you would like to read more about Shona’s best-selling book – The Psychology of Successful Women click here.

    To listen to The Psychology of Successful Women podcast please click here here.

    Why do clients engage Shona?

    Shona has 20 years of experience as a people and culture consultant,  business and executive coach, and keynote speaker.  Shona has helped thousands of women all over the world to succeed and thrive in their chosen field via her practical programs and inspirational events.

    “Having been recommended Shona by one of our clients, we engaged Shona to deliver her Career Acceleration Program for Lockton Women. We had outstanding attendance and amazing feedback at each of the informative and interactive sessions she delivered. I highly recommend Shona to any organisation who wants to support their female staff!”

    Carla Moffett, Partner, Lockton London

    “Shona’s program is by far the best development program I have ever attended.  Every session brought new insights, learnings and practical tips to overcome issues.  I couldn’t recommend this any higher! It is awesome!”

    Marie Conroy, Founder of Red Thread Communications

    Please scroll down to read more client testimonials.

    Corporate and Private Clients:

    Corporate:  Shona’s Career Acceleration Program can be tailored to meet your organisation’s specific requirements and begins with a free, no obligation consultation to identify your core objectives.

    Private:  For more information on Shona’s Career Acceleration Program for Women, please email us

    “Myself and an amazing bunch of women from ATCO Gas completed Shona’s 6 month program called “The Psychology of Successful Women – Career Acceleration Program”. We have learnt a lot, and have been given heaps of practical takeaways. I highly recommend Shona’s course and I cannot wait to read Shona’s new book!” 

    Sheree Wigley


    “I found Shona’s Career Acceleration Program insightful, informative and enjoyable! Each topic was clear and provided practical, real-word examples. It was an added bonus to also get to know a group of inspiring, like-minded women. I would highly recommend the program to anyone wanting to develop tools to challenge some of the issues commonly faced by professional women and accelerate their career.”

    D'Arne Corr

    Communications, Marketing and Events Manager, Waalitj Foundation

    “Shona provided me with tailored and actionable advice where I needed it the most. I took part in her Career Acceleration Program and I found Shona to be insightful, inspiring and a quick thinker – adapting her content to fit the needs of our group. I would highly recommend joining Shona’s program, it’s like having a kick-ass mentor for 6 months.”

    Amanda Nicklaus

    Manager, Pexapark

    “Shona ran a session for our ‘BakerWomen’ community on how to “Step Up and Stand Out from the Crowd”, and have impact, influence and visibility. It was such an engaging, motivational and inspiring session! The session was delivered via Zoom and Shona’s warmth, authenticity, positivity and energy definitely shone through. The engaging presentation, thoughtful content and meaningful practical exercises made it one of the best sessions I have experienced! We all left the session feeling truly motivated to stop playing small, increase our personal impact and presence, and implement our personal action plans!”

    Natalie Mascarenhas

    Talent Management Consultant, Baker McKenzie

    “Wow the last 6 months have flown by participating in Shona Rowan’s Career Acceleration Program. Thoroughly enjoyed the interesting module content, fantastic takeaways each month and great opportunity to meet other like-minded ladies. Bonus – a copy of Shona’s The Psychology of Successful Women book to keep practising those newly learnt skills! Highly recommend this practical and inspirational program.”

    Tiffany Jones

    Service Delivery Manager, Bankwest

    “We invited Shona Rowan to deliver her keynote presentation ‘The Psychology of Successful Women’ in three of our offices in Australia. The event was a great success, our clients and staff were very impressed with Shona and found her to be an engaging presenter. In fact some of our clients were so impressed they too have reached out to work with her.”

    Kirsten Duncan

    Learning & Development Manager, DLA Piper

    “We recently launched a ‘Women in Leadership’ initiative within Lockton in the Middle East region and we wanted to kick it off with a workshop which would help the development of our future female leaders here at Lockton. Shona tailor-made a session to suit our particular requirements and was attentive to every detail. The afternoon was dynamic, fun and extremely informative. It was highly appreciated by the diverse range of females in the room. Shona is clearly extremely passionate about this subject and that passion was addictive. I would highly recommend her to any other company wanting to invest in their females – she will definitely exceed expectations.”

    Lama Sweis

    COO, Lockton

    “As an organisation that supports women in progressing their careers in male dominated environments, Shona Rowan is the ideal inspirational speaker for our members. Shona has run several workshops for WTS London and these have all been a huge success! The sessions were all on different topics, including networking, personal branding and the psychology of successful women, but they all incorporated the same high level energy and interaction that has proved to be extremely popular. We have had fantastic feedback and our members appreciate the practical advice they take away from these sessions that they can apply immediately to their day-to-day roles.”

    Christine Hurley

    Women in Transport London

    “I’ve been lucky enough to join a number of Shona’s events held for the Shell UK women’s network over the years. Her passion, enthusiasm and energy and wonderfully engaging style of delivery motivates me to immediately practice everything I have learnt! Shona also writes amazing newsletters that somehow seem to find their way into my inbox just when I need it the most – always insightful and inspirational!”

    Lucy Farrelly

    Shell International

    Clients include


    Shona Rowan is an international High-Performance Coach, Keynote Speaker and Best-Selling Author.  She has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, leading professional service firms, entrepreneurs, business owners and career-minded individuals to maximise their performance and accelerate success.

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