Meet Shirley Coates


Shirley Coates

Meet Shirley Coates, President/CEO

As a successful business woman and entrepreneur, Shirley is committed to mentoring to young women and helping them to achieve their goals in every aspect of their lives. She is the founder and president of Society of Extraordinary Women Inc a non-profit organization whose mission is to elevate the capacity of under-served women and young girls by encouraging and fostering skills necessary to serve as leaders in  all industries, and embracing the total woman- Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Utilizing her past experience in the corporate world and civic involvement, her commitment and passion led her to start the Society of Extraordinary Women, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization comprised of  a group of diverse individuals committed to making a difference in the live of young women, and girls, and making a positive impact their communities.

Shirley has been a guest lecturer at several high schools and universities, including, the University of California-Los Angeles, and the Pepperdine University Lectureship Series.  She speaks on such topics as: Effective Sales Techniques, How to Run a Successful Small Business, Overcoming Life’s Adversities, and “Be the Star in Your Show,” a workshop for business owners and sales professionals.  She provides customer service and sales training for several small businesses, banks, and mortgage companies.   She is active in her community, and an active member of the Riverside Chamber of Commerce where she was honored in 2010 by receiving the Ambassador of the Year. She has received numerous awards for her leadership, and community involvement.

​Her core values are: Passion, Professionalism and, Purpose.

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