Katherine Shappley

Position: Former VP of Commerce Business Group and Head of Office Austin, Meta
Category: Featured speaker

Katherine "Shap" Shappley has spent 20 years in the digital space, leading teams across advertising, commerce, partnerships, and marketing. Most recently, she spent 13 years at Meta, serving as a Vice President across a variety of commerce and small business functions and as Meta Austin’s Head of Office. Her passion for business started after college while teaching English in Turkey, the Czech Republic, and South Korea. Many of her students were small business leaders with exciting, entrepreneurial ambitions. She saw firsthand that enabling business growth at companies of every size delivers massive impact on economies around the globe.

Shap has focused her career on building high-functioning teams and driving dramatic organizational and revenue growth. As a DEI champion, Shap believes that we all share a professional and personal stake in the world becoming more equal for people, teams, and businesses. In addition to her focus on building more diverse and inclusive teams, she has served as a board member for the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing, Rosa Rebellion’s THE /whiteboard/, and All In Together.

Originally from Mississippi, Shap does her part in keeping Austin weird, seeing live music and sampling Tex-Mex with her two sons as often as possible.

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