Updated: Mar 4, 2020
This week we're talking to Tammi Wilson, President and Co-Founder, Braveheart Digital Marketing.
Being passionate about the correlation between equity, growth and performance, she was invited to participate in the United Nations Entrepreneur’s Forum on diversity and economic growth in 2019.
Tammi is a Mentor (currently participating in our Diversify Thinking mentoring program!) and a Coach dedicated to helping people thrive.
We asked her a few questions to gain insight on her experience so you can get as excited as we are about her joining us for our upcoming Rise & Diversify breakfast!
Tell us something about you not in your bio...
I was attending a conference in Atlanta for an athletic footwear company (Puma). I was in the elevator when the doors opened 7’7” NBA player Manute Bol ducked his head to get in. We smiled at each other and shook hands. Neither of us asked, “How tall are you?”
What attracted you to your current industry and role?
In my role as the head of Braveheart Digital, I am able to shape the direction of the business in ways that are important to me.
I like the way data has given me a basis for making decisions and choices that in the past were painfully subjective. I like the clarity that data provides. It stimulates my creativity and problem solving skills. I enjoy the combination of numbers and creativity.
What tools or resources have you used that have been crucial to your success?
I’ve got a growth mindset and I am happiest when I’m learning. I like experiential learning programs. Harvard Business School has an annual Dynamic Women in Business conference. That’s where I connected with Professor Iris Bohnet and learned about Behavior Design.
What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement is the life I designed. It includes what’s important to me and excludes what’s not. I spent years “searching for my purpose” before I learned that I can create it. Once I got that I no longer felt the need for a vacation.
What do you think needs to happen or have you seen done successfully in the past to create an inclusive workplace/corporate culture?
I believe in the Behavior Design approach proposed by Professor Iris Bohnet. D&I Leaders who embrace this approach will post stronger gains and more wins than training programs alone.
Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?
Sharing knowledge, being aware and intentional are steps in the right direction. Pairing it with Behavior Design is what will make it work.
Want the chance to meet Tammi and engage in a mind-shifting exercise around body size diversity? We thought so!
Register for the upcoming Rise & Diversify breakfast on Tuesday March 10!