Equity Strategist, Tara Jaye Frank, on Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture
Equity strategist Tara Jaye Frank was the latest guest to appear on "The Shelly Bell Show" with Takia Ross.
"An equity strategist [basically helps] companies. Number one, better understand the nature of their workplace culture today. So the degree to which it is equitable or not to help them imagine a preferred future that would be more equitable and inclusive, and basically build the bridge between those two points," Frank explained.
Over the course of her career, Frank has advised and educated thousands of Fortune 500 executives across multiple industries
She has penned two successful books, including her most recent offering “The Waymakers: Clearing the Path to Workplace Equity with Competence and Confidence."
"I'm trying to help people make a way for those who have been left out. Cast aside. Underestimated. Kept on the outside of the learning loop instead of inside, where all the good stuff is happening," Frank said of the inspiration behind her new book. "And not all leaders really have the capacity, the leadership capacity to lead in this way. We're not trained to lead in this way. We're trained to identify our business goals, you know, to figure out what kinds of processes we need to put in place to achieve those business goals and to encourage people toward that outcome. We're not trained to lead equitably and inclusively. And in my opinion, if you're a leader in the future or even today, and you can't lead equitably and inclusively, you can't lead. Period."
"The Shelly Bell Show" airs Sundays at 12 pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View (Channel 126)