Ronetta J. Francis
President & Chief Consulting Officer
Ronetta J. Francis
Ronetta founded Francis Dynamics Consulting Group to empower personal development and accelerate organizational performance by equipping individuals, as well as public and private entities, with personal growth, executive leadership and risk management strategies. Through her consulting and coaching practice, public speaking and training sessions, she shares dynamic solutions, specifically designed to recognize and cultivate seeded potential and to achieve optimized results through empowered personal development and accelerated organizational performance.
Ronetta is a seasoned employment attorney, with over 23 years combined practicing as a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and as in-house counsel for Walmart Stores, Inc. She then bridged her legal background and expertise with her dynamic business acumen to lead the employment compliance and ethics functions for Walmart, as the Vice President of US Ethics and Employment Compliance.
Ronetta is a passionate public speaker, who believes in the power of positivity and has parlayed her Bloom Where You’re Planted philosophy in to actionable strategies to perceive and achieve the pathways toward successful results — to move from dying on the vine to a season of full bloom.
Ronetta has a genuine heart for serving others and giving back to her community, providing local support to the Samaritan Center and the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, as well as the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ronetta and her husband, Earl C. Francis, Jr., have been married for 24 years, and have three adult daughters.
Professional and Service Organizations
- Network of Executive Women
- CEB Compliance and Leadership Council
- American Bar Association
- John Maxwell Team Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer
- National Bar Association
- Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
- The Links, Inc.
Champions Never Tell: Sisters Surviving Storms in the Workplace. (Nov. 2017) An Amazon.com Best Seller which covers the firsthand stories of seven women leaders who share the situations they have endured and surmounted quietly, along with their lessons learned and their words of advice for other women who are facing these issues.
Bloom Where You Are Planted, which details proven strategies for identifying and leveraging the intrinsic and extrinsic value of every experience — even the ones that are not pleasant or comfortable — and empowers readers to thrive – not just survive.
Select Speaking Engagements and Presentations
#MeToo, Now What?
–Central Exchange Leadership Lyceum, Kansas City, MO (April 2018)
Bloom Where You’re Planted,
–Law Alliance Boardroom Series, Madison, WI (Jan. 2018)
–American Bar Ass’n Young Lawyers Division Fall Meeting, Denver CO (Oct. 2017)
–Central Exchange Leadership Lyceum, Kansas City, MO (April 2017)
Pearls, Pumps and Politics: Is There Hope For One America?
–Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Rogers, AR
Ethical Bounds of Trying a Case With Media Attention
–ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Law National Conference, Austin, TX
Religious Discrimination and Accommodation after EEOC v Abercrombie & Fitch
–ABA 9th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Influential Women of Color Roundtable
–Alley Scholars Summit, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Pregnancy Discrimination Issues Take a Front Seat
–ABA 8th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Retaliation & Whistleblowing: Surviving Settlement Between Current Employee and Employer
–ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Law National Conference, Rancho Mirage, CA
Pregnancy, Parenting & Careers, Leave Pay and Promotion Bias
—ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Law National Conference, Savannah, GA