Diversity, equity, and inclusion has definitely been making an impact, but has it been enough? Daphne Turpin Forbes is an attorney and woman of color who has spent her life advocating for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Listen as she shares her story and why she feels true change starts with our leaders.
Daphne’s grandfather was a judge and she realized that by seeking a career in law she would be able to help people to a huge degree. She pursued her law degree and has been an attorney in-house for several large companies, most notably Microsoft. During her time in corporate law she has made it her mission to mentor and raise up women, specifically women of color.
She is now a member of the Executive Institute of Inclusion and has several courses in their program, and she has also developed her four G’s of leadership. It’s an ever changing flexible framework designed with women in mind. Listen as she shares her framework and why she chose the words she did.
As Daphne says, when one woman pushes past a barrier in the corporate world, she leaves open the door for others to follow. For women of color this is extremely true and very important. Leaders need to understand that creating a diverse and inclusive workspace is necessary no matter how trendy or in vogue it is now or in the future.
So many things are going right at this moment, but will that continue? Listen in to hear Daphne’s take on leadership’s role in diversity, equity, and inclusion and why leaders can’t stop learning and growing when the fad fades.
- [01:33] How do you stand out today as a leader?
- [02:59] Hear about Daphne Turpin Forbes and her path to becoming a lawyer and being passionate about DEI.
- [04:59] Where are leaders getting it right and where are they missing the mark?
- [08:46] What are the four G’s of leadership?
- [11:31] How do women get to where they want to be with grit?
- [14:36] Learn more about Daphne’s courses with EII.
- [16:48] Daphne shares one of her uh-oh moments in her career.
- [21:01] If you don’t recognize your genius, then someone else will as long as you have the right people in your corner.
- [22:18] What sources does Daphne go to for ongoing learning?
- [25:11] Why you need to be a humble listener.
- [26:15] Daphne shares her parting advice.
- [28:44] Connect with Daphne.
Links and Resources:
Daphne on LinkedIn
Daphne on Twitter
Executive Institute on Inclusion – a unique and comprehensive DEI program focused on systemic change.
Watch the interview here.