Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson is an award-winning scholar, Organization/Human Development Consultant & Leader, and writer. She has 15 years’ experience across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in her areas of expertise. Yabome was named an Institute for Social Innovation Scholar and currently is a post-doctoral fellow at Fielding Graduate University, CA for her published research into Transformation After Trauma: The Power of Resonance and her work on African leadership/identity narratives through We Will Lead Africa. She is a contributor/editor on ground-breaking books such as Dialogic Organization Development and the Palgrave Handbook of learning for Transformation. She has been awarded International African Woman of the Year by UK-based Women4Africa and was the first ever recipient of the US-based Organization Development Network’s Emerging Organization Development Practitioner award. She received the prestigious 2018 Harry Jerome Professional Excellence Award in Canada and a Recognition Award by the Sierra Leonean Community of British Columbia for her scholarship and community leadership. In addition to peer-reviewed publications, she is author of Identities, Ancestries and Destinies, short story/flash fiction collections about global African experiences. She has been appointed Simon Fraser University’s First Vice-President of People, Equity and Inclusion.