Felicity Menzies

Felicity Menzies

by Felicity Menzies

Principal Consultant and CEO

Areas of Expertise

  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Unconscious Bias & Mindful Inclusion
  • Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
  • Cultural Inclusion
  • Gender Equity
  • Global Diversity & Inclusion Best Practice
  • Empowering Professional Women
  • Women in Leadership
  • High Performing Global & Virtual Teams
  • Executive Presence, Personal Branding & Social Media Influence
Felicity Menzies is an authority on diversity and inclusion in the corporate environment. Felicity’s interest in the role of diversity and inclusion in business began during her tenure as the Head of Private Bank, Westpac, in Singapore. There she led a culturally diverse team of bankers serving a multinational client base and learned firsthand how inclusive leadership is a necessary component of business success.
Now Felicity applies her business acumen and technical expertise to help global organisations respond effectively to the opportunities and challenges presented by diverse workforces, unfamiliar markets, and rapid shifts in the competitive landscape.
Felicity has more than 15 years of experience in financial and professional services with blue-chip companies, and has held senior positions in business development, project and change management, relationship management, and financial and operations control.
In her most recent corporate role as CEO and Director of Stephenson Mansell Group (SMG), one of Australia’s preeminent leadership development and culture change firms, Felicity had responsibility for setting the strategy, leading and managing SMG ensuring the Group’s continued growth, development and efficient running, strong and growing market presence, robust financial sustainability, high performance culture and rewarding entrepreneurial, inclusive and collaborative professional environment.
Prior to joining SMG, Felicity founded Culture Plus Consulting, a diversity and inclusion consultancy with expertise in inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, cultural intelligence and empowering professional women. Notable engagements included The Walt Disney Company, Westpac, VISA, HSBC, Thales Aerospace & Defence, World Vision, NNIP (formerly ING), Scotiabank, Macquarie Bank, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Liberty Insurance, Allianz, Monash University.
Felicity is an accredited facilitator with the Cultural Intelligence Centre and the author of, A World of Difference: Leading in Global Markets with Cultural Intelligence and is a regular contributor to business publications including AICD, Forbes, Business Insider, Business First, Acuity, Inhouse Counsel and People Management.

Keynote Speaking

An engaging and polished presenter, Felicity is frequently invited to keynote inclusion and diversity topics in private and public forums. Notable engagements include Chair 2nd Annual Asian Australian Leadership Conference, Women in Gaming Australasia, DAWN/Westpac Cultural Diversity Conversations, DiveIn, Female Insurance Group Asia, PrimeTime Professional Women’s Network, Diversity in Asia Network (DIAN), and The Society for Diversity.

Felicity Menzies
Principal Consultant

Phone: +61 403 148 380
Mail: fmenzies@cultureplusconsulting.com

Education

  • Fellowship Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Commerce

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