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Diversity for the Future with LaTonya Wilkins

January 28, 2021

As a global culture leader, credentialed coach, speaker and author, LaTonya inspires meaningful awareness and change in people and organizations. LaTonya has worked amongst a broad client base including Fortune 500 companies, higher education entities, technology and consulting firms, and executive leadership teams. Her career has been shaped by roles she has held working with highly admired companies in innovative, newly created, people and culture roles. LaTonya’s coaching clients include C-Suite executives, underrepresented groups, rising entrepreneurs, ambitious leaders, and purpose-driven professionals.

LaTonya leads with a vision, which is that people connect better across differences, and that workplaces become more equitable and psychologically safe. Her vision inspires her to speak on a wealth of leadership, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) and empowerment topics. You can learn more about LaTonya’s speaking topics on her website ( LaTonya often pairs her talks with targeted coaching to help her audiences translate and take consistent action on learning. Her book, Leading Below the Surface: How to Build Real Relationships with People That Are Different from You to Transform Your Workplace, Community and Life, is expected to be available in Spring of 2021.

LaTonya is currently the President of the True Star Youth Foundation board, which is a digital marketing social entrepreneurship company run by youth of color that recently received a Google Impact Award. She is also a board member of the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association at Indiana University and a Leadership and Teams Instructor at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. LaTonya recently won a peer-nominated award for most inclusive HR influencers in 2019. LaTonya was rated an “excellent” teacher by her undergraduate business students. LaTonya also won a peer-nominated award for most inclusive HR influencers in 2019.

Show Notes

  • Is Diversity different across the US?
  • LaTonya breaks down DIEB
  • Let’s talk coaching and coach training access in minority groups
  • Check out LaTonya’s DEI Diagnostic on her website
  • LaTonya describes her role in the future

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