Robin Shabazz

Robin Shabazz, Principal and Founder of the Eastledge Group, LLC, is a business and human capital consultant with expertise in guiding organisations in developing internal capabilities to become more efficient working in diverse environments. She also uses the Cultural Intelligence model to assist leaders in transforming their cultural awareness into appropriate action.

Robin is a licensed attorney and a trained civil mediator in the State of Ohio, whose career has spanned over 30 years with proven results in cultural transformation, diversity and inclusion, human resource management, and employee relations. As a certified Unconscious Bias, Racial Justice, and Cultural Intelligence professional, Robin capitalizes on her diverse background to deliver simple yet practical tactics, to help organizations understand their “cultural lens” and build the knowledge, strategies, and action plans that enable them to manage and relate to people of all backgrounds and thus foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace for employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

Prior to forming The Eastledge Group, Robin held several leadership roles within global retail companies. She served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Signet Jewelers, Inc. where she was responsible for developing and executing the human capital strategy. While at Luxottica Retail, she built a nationally recognized Human Capital analytics infrastructure, which linked employee behaviors and traits to business outcomes.

Her work was published in Talent Management Magazine and the book Calculating Success: How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization. Robin was recognized as a “2nd Act Honoree” in 2019 by the Cincinnati Business Courier in recognition of the success of her start-up, The Eastledge Group. She was also awarded the 2020 Volunteer Leadership Award by the Ohio Society for Human Resource Management Council in recognition of her dedication to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor.