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Yabome Gilpin-Jackson is an organizational development leader and scholar who centres equity, diversity and inclusion in all she does.
Meet Yabome Gilpin-Jackson
Throughout her career, she has helped people and organizations advance EDI and belonging in workplaces and society.
Prior to SFU, Gilpin-Jackson served as chief people officer of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, executive director of organizational development for Fraser Health and regional lead of organization development for Vancouver Coastal Health.
She is the founder of Supporting Learning and Development Consulting Inc., which has helped organizations, including SFU, advance leadership and development and create processes for systemic and social change.
Gilpin-Jackson holds a MA and PhD in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, as well as an MBA and undergraduate degree from SFU Beedie School of Business. She is an associate faculty member at Beedie.
At BCLC, she oversaw the development of comprehensive workforce and EDI strategies and designed processes to advance reconciliation. In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, she introduced a transformational leadership program for the public service in South Africa to restore relationships between white South African settlers, Black South African Indigenous communities and African immigrants.
The author of numerous books and journal articles, Gilpin-Jackson is a well-known presenter on global EDI, leadership and Black identity. In 2018, she received the Harry Jerome Professional Excellence Award in Canada. In 2021, she was named runner-up Woman of the Year: Equity and Inclusion Champion by BCBusiness magazine.