Yabome Gilpin Jackson
Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson is a dreamer, doer and storyteller, committed to imagining and leading the futures we want. As an applied social scientist, she is an award-winning scholar, practitioner, and writer. She has 15 years’ experience across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; currently as a Director of the renowned Leadership and Organization Development department at Fraser Health in BC, Owner of SLD Consulting Inc and Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson has been named International African Woman of the Year by UK-based Women4Africa and Emerging Organization Development Practitioner by US-based Organization Development Network. Her African leadership research led her to work with public service leaders in South Africa, through the UNDP. She is on the Board for the Canadian-based NGO, The People’s Foundation for Sierra Leone, whose mission is Igniting leadership and social change through education and empowerment. She speaks – most recently at Princeton University – on honouring diversity and social inclusion in our locally global world. In addition to peer-reviewed publications, she is author of Identities, a short story collection about global African experiences. She is also initiator, co-founder and lead editor of We Will Lead Africa, an anthology series of everyday African leadership stories.