The Waymakers with Tara Jaye Frank

In today’s episode, Laura welcomes equity strategist and book author, Tara Jaye Frank.

Tara focuses on leadership capacity building and helping high-level leaders down through middle managers, figure out what it looks like to lead more equitably and inclusively.

This is an exceptionally thought-provoking conversation where Laura and Tara pull back the curtain and talk about what happens in talent planning and succession planning conversations, how leaders define the universe of opportunity for other people, how to root out bias, and more.

Listen until the end and get prepared to be a leader who makes a way and takes action to clear a path for workplace equity.

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 78 where Laura and Joe Leech discuss how understanding your internal board of directors is the first step toward effectively managing the external one, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-What it means to be a waymaker.
-The different places bias hides.
-What it looks like to talk talent as a leader.
-Creating psychological safety in the workplace.
-How to build sponsorship as a waymaker.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Tara’s website at and connect with her via LinkedInFacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
-Read her book, The Waymakers: Clearing the Path to Workplace Equity with Competence and Confidence
-Laura’s first book – Values First. How Knowing Your Core Beliefs Can Get You the Life and Career You Want – is now available! Grab your copy today!
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More about Tara Jaye Frank:

Tara Jaye Frank is an equity strategist who has advised and educated thousands of Fortune 500 executives across multiple industries and large member organizations. Her work, fueled by a deep belief in the creative power and potential of every ONE, focuses on building bridges between people, ideas, and opportunity.

Before founding her culture and leadership consultancy, Tara spent twenty-one years at Hallmark Cards, where she served in multiple executive roles, including Vice-President Creative Writing and Editorial, Vice-President Business Innovation, Vice-President Multicultural Strategy, and Corporate Culture Advisor to the President.

Her book, The Waymakers: Clearing the Path to Workplace Equity with Competence and Confidence (May 2022), is an invitation to all people with power and position to open doors, remove barriers, and facilitate access and opportunity for those who have been historically denied.

Tara resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, two of their six children, and their three dogs. She is also a proud Spelman Alumna and a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Network of Executive Women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and was recently named a 2022 SUCCESS 125 honoree by SUCCESS Magazine and is listed among CORE Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Blacks in 2022.

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