Shaara Roman

Founder + CEO and Author at The Silverene Group

Management Consulting

Education: University of Mary Washington - Georgetown University - MBA
Arlington, VA, USA


Shaara Roman is author of The Conscious Workplace, and founder and CEO of The Silverene Group, a culture consulting consulting firm that advances companies by aligning people programs with business goals. She advises on inclusive organizational culture and design, values alignment in hiring and leadership, and how to eliminate toxic stressors in the workplace. She is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, women leaders, and the role of company culture in driving employee and business success.

Prior to founding The Silverene Group, Shaara held executive leadership positions in fortune 500 companies, including Fannie Mae and Visa, as well as CGI and the NRECA. Born in, Bombay, India, raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and educated in the UK prior to moving to the U.S., Shaara’s global upbringing provided the foundation for her distinctive expertise in crafting strategies to improve culture, workforce quality, and operations across a multitude of disciplines in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.


Changing the way organizations engage people by transforming culture, fostering hubs of creativity and productivity, and scaling employees for long-term company success.

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Best Story

I knew I wanted to start my own business but was struggling with the practicality of becoming an entrepreneur. My then 12-year old daughter said to me, “Mommy, grown-ups don’t take enough risks. If this is important to you, you should do it.” And my 9-year old son was only worried about whether we would still be able to afford his x-box games. Their confidence in me, or rather lack of the fear I was experiencing, was the only push I needed to make the leap. I’m so glad I did too.

Origin Story

After achieving a coveted, top HR role at a prestigious trade organization, I was not as enthusiastic about it as I knew I should be. I had the entrepreneurial bug that has been inherent in my family. I knew I needed to go out on my own as a consultant to help companies of every size and industry create effective workplaces, as I had done as an in-house HR executive.

The Silverene Group was established with my family’s entrepreneurial spirit at its core. My great-great-grandfather, who founded a carbonated beverage business that endured for over 100 years and eventually sold to Pepsi, built the family home called “Silverene”. It is a place that holds many special memories, and The Silverene Group continues his legacy of purpose, grit, passion, legacy, and building a sense of community.

Example talks

Freelancers, Z-ers, and Other Mysteries of the Workforce of the Future

Undoubtedly, automation and artificial intelligence will have profound effects on our workforce. What will jobs look like down the road? What impact will the gig economy have on our workforce? How will Gen Z upend the workplace? Do you have the leadership and management skills required to lead the workforce of the future? Join Shaara Roman, an expert on how people, strategy, and culture intersect, as she draws on her experience as a former human resources executive for best-in-class companies and shares strategies to build a workforce of the future. Takeaways include how to redesign your organization, manage the change, and scale your workforce.

At the NACD Future Trends Conference.

Podcast: Balancing the New Realities of In Person and Remote Work

Shaara Roman is an expert panelist speaking about the new realities of in person and remote work and what employers and employees can do to lean into the future of work.
Podcast hosted by AARP

Strategies to Transforming Culture

Shaara Roman and Libby Sartain former CHRO of Southwest Airlines and Yahoo! discuss the strategies to transforming culture in an ever changing world.

Does Your Culture Have What it Takes to Win the Talent War

If you’re concerned about winning the war for talent, you aren't alone. Multiple surveys of CEOs, including those by PwC, KPMG and Deloitte, all cite talent and culture as a priority for CEOs and other leaders. In KPMG's Global CEO outlook survey, CEOs cited hiring and retaining the right talent a priority, yet 56 percent of the CEOs in Deloitte's study reported that their companies were not ready for the leadership needs. Hear the latest research and trends to help you build an intentional culture and shape your talent strategy to appeal to a multi-generational workforce, including the latest GenZ's.

Quiet Quitting Got You? Lean into Career and Succession Management

Growing and nurturing talent is key to attaching and retaining the future workforce, particularly in a world where we have unprecedented turnover, resignations and "quite quitters." Learn key strategies on how career and succession management can be a powerful lever in motivating and inspiring your workforce. f you don’t get it right, don’t even think about attracting and retaining millennials and Gen Z’s.