Meet April Simpkins

April is a highly experienced human resources (HR) professional with over 30 years of executive-level experience. She is known as a trusted advisor in the business community, having been a requested speaker and presenter for organizations such as Harvard University, the National Urban League, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

April's expertise has earned her numerous awards and honors, including:

  • The Women in Business Achievement Award from the Charlotte Business Journal
  • Fort Mill/Tega Cay Business Person of the Year Award from the York County Regional Chamber
  • The Unsung Hero Award from Greenville SHRM for her exemplary leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Movers & Shaker Award from Business Leader Magazine
  • WPO Presidents Award
  • Named one of Charlotte's 50 Most Influential Women by Mecklenburg Times
  • Recently included in the 100 Women to Know in America list

In her personal life, April is a classically trained pianist, an avid runner and athlete, a mother, a wife, and an entrepreneur. With her combination of professional and personal interests, she is a well-rounded individual who continues to impact the HR industry positively and beyond.


Check out April's Recent/Upcoming Resources:

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Employee and Employer Allyship Webinar

May 31st at 10am CST - Hosted by April Simpkins

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Diversity and Mental Health

Register for the 1 hour SHRM Webinar with April Simpkins

PEO Insider

Five Reasons Why DEI Initiatives Fail

PEO Insider Article by April Simpkins


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April's 2023 Speaking Engagements:

  • 1/25 – INA conference keynote – Managing and Leading a Remote Workforce 
  • 2/23 – SHRM (virtual) – Webcast - Diversity and Employee Mental Health
  • 2/26- You Are Not Alone Mental Health Summit
  • 3/30 – Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) – Empathy, Mental Health and Bereavement
  • 4/24 – VA SHRM Conference – Intersection of DEI and mental health
  • 4/27 - United Valley Member Conference - Diversity and Employee Mental Health
  • 5/9 - Harvard University - Guest Lecturer - Leadership
  • 5/15 – National Bar Association/ South Carolina Bar - Mental Health In The Workplace
  • 6/13 - SHRM National Conference - Divine Diversity - Managing Religion In The Workplace
  • 6/21 - SERO-Gender Inequality 
  • 6/27 or 6/28 - Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals - Building a DEI Culture
  • 7/2 - EEOC-Generational Divide
  • 9/20 - NC SHRM - Mental Health In The Workplace
  • 10/10 - MN State SHRM Council - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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