Yabome Gilpin-Jackson

Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson considers herself a dreamer, doer and storyteller, committed to imagining and leading the futures we want. She is a proud African-Canadian who was born in Germany, grew up in Sierra Leone, and completed her studies in Canada and the USA. Yabome has been named International African Woman of the Year by UK-based Women4Africa and was the first ever recipient of the Organization Development Network’s Emerging Organization Development Practitioner award. She also received the prestigious 2018 Harry Jerome Professional Excellence Award in Canada. Dr. Gilpin-Jackson has published books, chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of Human and Organization Development. She has 15+ years’ experience across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; currently in provincial healthcare as Executive Director of Leadership and Organization Development at Fraser Health in BC, Principal at SLD Consulting and Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Yabome continues to research, write and speak on the importance of holding global mindsets and honouring diversity and social equaity in our locally global world. She is the 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, a non-fiction anthology of everyday African leadership stories.