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Advancing Diversity in the Boardroom with Robin L. Washington

As we continue to seek more diverse voices in the corporate world and demand more representation for women and People of Color, we see experienced women leaders leading the demand for change. Robin L. Washington, who joins us on the podcast today, is the Co-founder of Black Women on Boards, an organization that removes obstacles that the world’s top Black female executives can face when pursuing board of director appointments. We talk about authenticity in the workplace, diversity of thought and representation at the board and C-suite level, and so much more. This week’s episode 102 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about advancing diversity in the boardroom and c-suite!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Robin Washington is sharing the importance of diversity of thought and inclusivity in business and actionable steps you can take right now to create space for authenticity through your leadership. 

Robin L. Washington is a Fortune 100 board member and operating executive, currently serving on the boards of Alphabet, Honeywell, and Salesforce, where she is the lead independent director. A CFO with significant expertise in Life Sciences and Enterprise Software, Robin is passionate about human capital management and deeply committed to accelerating the next generation of innovative leaders and entrepreneurs. Robins is the Co-founder of Black Women on Boards, and the recipient of the Get on Board Week Fearless Leader Award through How Women Lead.

Some of the talking points Julie and Robin go over in this episode include:

  • Robin’s top ten words of wisdom for women everywhere.

  • The importance of creating space for your employees and team members to be their authentic selves.

  • Using leadership to inspire and set direction, not task management.

  • The importance of diversity of thought and increasing representation in business.

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