OTS 369: Visibility is Key – Gabrielle Claiborne

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Today’s guest is a remarkable leader in inclusion and diversity. 

She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, a global consultancy dedicated to fostering fully trans and gender expansive-inclusive organizational cultures.

With a keen focus on transgender and gender-expansive matters, she has received accolades for her tireless advocacy work from the likes of Georgia Diversity Council, Emory University’s Barkley Forum for Deliberation, Debate and Dialogue, the Georgia Division of the U.S. Small Business Administration, among others. 

She has served in various leadership roles, including as Co-Chair of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s TGX Initiative and the Trans Affairs Committee on the City of Atlanta’s LGBTQ Mayoral Advisory Council.

Her contributions have been recognized by organizations and publications such as the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Forbes. She’s a TEDx speaker and the author of “Embrace Your Truth: A Journey of Authenticity,” a book that combines memoir and self-help to inspire authenticity in others.

Her dedication to creating authentic, empowering, and respectful spaces for all people, regardless of their gender identities and expressions, makes her a true trailblazer in the quest for inclusivity. 

Please join me in welcoming Gabrielle Claiborne. 

Tune in for an enlightening conversation with Gabrielle Claiborne on embracing one’s true self, the transformative power of authentic leadership, and her trailblazing work in diversity and inclusion as the co-founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide.

In this episode, we discuss:

🗝️ Advocacy through Authenticity: Gabrielle’s commitment to championing inclusive cultures is rooted in her experiences as a transgender woman, underlining the importance of authenticity in advocacy work and organizational leadership.

🗝️ Intersectional Approach: Her expansion from local organizations to international forums has been guided by her belief in intersectionality, partnering with diverse voices to craft a holistic and inclusive conversation around equity and inclusion.

🗝️ Overcoming Identity Challenges: Throughout the episode, Gabrielle opens up about her struggles and the transformative process of accepting her authentic self, providing a powerful example of resilience and living with purpose.

🗝️ Leadership Redefined: With a focus on empathetic and collaborative styles, Gabrielle redefines leadership, emphasizing vulnerability and the elevation of others as fundamental tenets of leading with authenticity.

Get ready to transform your perspective on inclusion and authenticity with Gabrielle Claiborne as she tailors a narrative so engaging, you’ll stitch it into the fabric of your daily thoughts!


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