Leadership Today: LaTonya Wilkins




A diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture starts from the top. And creating an environment that meets the moment demands a disruption in how we think about leadership. LaTonya Wilkins specializes in coaching executives on leading “below the surface” to build psychologically safe relationships with their teams across differences. Through highly customized coaching, culture academies, consulting, and human-centered design services, LaTonya works with executives, upwardly-mobile professionals, and teams to create cultures of belonging, motivating environments, and amplify the “only ones” at work so they feel more valued, heard, and engaged at work. In this edition of Leadership Today, she will discuss how leaders across all levels can implement this approach in their leadership style, and how it can create more inclusive -- and more successful -- workplaces that value the voices of everyone.

LaTonya Wilkins has worked with leaders at many well-known companies including Google, GE, The New York Times, and several nonprofits. She built her career working in HR, talent management, and learning & development at Fortune 500 companies before teaching and taking on progressive leadership roles at the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business. LaTonya was rated an “excellent” teacher by her undergraduate business students, and she is also a board member of the LGBTQ+ Alumni Association at Indiana University. She is currently the President of the True Star Youth Foundation board, which is a digital marketing social entrepreneurship company that recently received a Google Impact Award.