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Dr. Frank Douglas' Odyssey: Championing Equity and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical World

podcast March 11, 2024

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From the small coastal nation of Guyana to the highest echelons of the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Frank Douglas's life is a chronicle of resilience, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to equality. In our latest episode, we're honored to host this trailblazing figure as he recounts the challenges of his early life and the formative moments that led to his academic and professional achievements, including his pioneering work in drug discovery that introduced over 25 drugs to the market.

Our conversation with Dr. Douglas takes a deep dive into the heart of systemic change within organizations. He introduces the concept of EIIE—Equity, Inclusion, and Individual Engagement—proposing it as a new benchmark for organizational success, and emphasizes the crucial role of leadership in nurturing an environment where every person feels valued. Dr. Douglas shares his strategy of reframing, a transformative skill for addressing workplace discrimination and creating collective solutions, which shines a light on the importance of approaching challenges with a fresh perspective.

Wrapping up this inspirational episode, Dr. Douglas shares wisdom that guides his philosophy on life and leadership, drawing from the profound insights of Solomon and Shakespeare. His voice carries the weight of experience, from the nuances of healthcare disparities and the significance of inclusive clinical trials to the power of community care. Listeners will leave equipped with a broader understanding of the societal impact of equity and inclusion, the relevance of reframing problems, and the value of individual engagement in driving change. Join us for this powerful testament to overcoming adversity and fostering growth in every aspect of life.

Website: https://safehavendialogues-llc.com/ (check out Dr. Douglas' new book!)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/safehavendialogues
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safehavendllc/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-frank-l-douglas/ 

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