Global Human Equity™ Strategist, Toronto, ON. Born: London, England.
Trevor Wilson is a dynamic speaker, a visionary thought leader and a global diversity and Human Equity™ strategist. He is currently working on a new book that will continue the diversity evolution to that of maximizing Human Equity™. He is sought out as much for his knowledge and expertise, as he is for his style, executive presence, and ability to coach executives to be the best and most equitable leaders.
Leveraging over two decades of innovative experience in diversity, inclusiveness and Human Equity™ management, Trevor is regularly invited to participate in leading-edge diversity think-tanks, conferences and initiatives, and is often profiled in the media. Most recently, Trevor was profiled in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s special feature, “Pioneers of Diversity” – Trevor is the only non-U.S. consultant on the list of 30.
Background: Trevor’s career began in 1984 doing community work on the precedent setting report “Equality Now!” This led to his appointment as Premier David Peterson’s senior advisor on issues of multiculturalism, race relations, employment equity, affirmative action and human rights. In 1989, he was named president of Omnibus Consulting Inc. Ahead of its time, the company was one of Canada’s leading consulting practices on issues of employment equity in the workplace.
In 1996, he started his own consulting practice, TWI Inc., to specialize in the area of equity and diversity as a business issue. The firm’s clients include some of the most progressive global employers, including Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, Nike, EDS, Shell, Home Depot and Raytheon. TWI’s Human Equity™ approach was instrumental in catapulting Coca-Cola’s South African division to the top performing division worldwide. That same year, he published a highly acclaimed book entitled, Diversity at Work: The Business Case for Equity.
In 1998, he was the driving force behind the establishment of The Trinity Group – a group of global corporations dedicated to the development of standards in the measurement of diversity. In 1999, Trevor was selected to sit on the newly established global advisory board, The Centre for Business and Diversity, based in London, England.
Community: Many years of distinguished community service, previously serving on the City of Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Race Relations; the Ontario Council of Regents for the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology; VP of Government Affairs for the African Canadian Entrepreneurs; and on the Board of Directors for the United Way and Inroads Canada Inc.
Honours: Nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Canadian Business magazine (1998).
Education: Certificate, Industrial Relations; Honours BA and Masters, Political Economy, University of Toronto. He is also a certified facilitator of the International Black Summit.
Favourite book? The Joy of Full Surrender has been my primary, spiritual guidance book for the past decade.
Favourite quote? “There are no accidents in the universe, it unfolds exactly as it should.”
Given the chance, what would you love to do that you haven’t done yet? Take a trip to outer space; possibly visit the moon on the first available commercial flight.
Who inspires you? I have four heroes: Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Theresa.
Why do you do what you do? To make a difference.