What We Do

We help organizations create equitable and employee-centered workplaces.

We work best with mid-sized organizations that are ready to integrate initiatives that create transformative and lasting impact. We are not interested in working with companies that are only looking for performative solutions. As Brené Brown puts it, "It's not about being right, it's about getting it right." Everyone starts their DEI journey at a different place, we'll meet you where you're at. Let's work together to get it right.

PEOPLE-CENTERED
TRANSFORMATION

Planning and acting with intention.

TRUST &
ACCOUNTABILITY

Measuring and managing change.

UNCOVERING
INEQUITY

Building context by listening and learning.

  • Uncover inequities in systems and processes.
     

  • Identify discrepancies in employee inclusion and belonging.
     

  • Understand DEI knowledge and skill gaps.
     

  • Learn where excitement and curiosity for DEI is highest amongst employees.
     

  • Gain clarity of company vision and direction.

  • Establish a shared vision for DEI across the organization.
     

  • Empower employees to drive change and shape the direction of the organization.
     

  • Remove inequity and bias from people processes.
     

  • Equip people managers and leaders with the tools to effectively manage and empower their teams or departments.
     

  • Increase mastery of DEI concepts and skills.

  • Build trust between employees and leadership.
     

  • Ensure that employees feel heard, respected, and valued.
     

  • Benchmark progress and measure impact.
     

  • Keep the momentum for DEI work.

A sustainable strategy for DEI is one that lasts over time and doesn’t rely on any one single person. Sustainable DEI initiatives transform an organization, while simultaneously considering the reality that it operates in. The goal is to ensure that change "sticks".

 

There are a lot of different DEI projects and initiatives that you could do, but which ones should you do and when? We want to help you understand what the growth path for your organization is. Which approach makes sense for your organization so that DEI efforts are more sustainable in the long-run?

What to prioritize depends on where you're at today.

Every organization needs a plan that supports growth in their current stage of integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Take the 15 min assessment to get your free report and learn what to prioritize based on your organization's current stage of DEI development.

Which stage is your organization at?

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

GAINING MOMENTUM

BUILDING AWARENESS

Who We Work Best With

Are you asking this question...

What should I start with?

We want to have conversations about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with our employees but we don’t know how to train our leaders for this. 

 

We want to integrate DEI strategy into our regular operations but don’t know which solutions will actually make an impact.

 

We know that DEI is important but we don’t know which person and which role in our company should actually be responsible.

Or this question...

How can I improve without making it worse?

We are learning more about DEI and want to make a bigger difference, but what we don’t know what it means to go to the next level.
 

Our communication around DEI has improved but our employees still don’t feel like our actions are aligned with our words. We’re not sure what to do.
 

We want to make more changes but want to avoid any unintentional adverse effects they may have on the groups we’re trying to support.

Mid-Sized Organizations

200+ Person Workforce

$20m+ Annual Revenue

Ready for real transformation

 

Our Services

UNCOVERING INEQUITY

Building context by listening and learning.

DEI INTRODUCTORY  SURVEY

Establish a baseline understanding of employee attitudes towards DEI and assess readiness for change.

DEI FLUENCY & COMPETENCY SURVEY

Establish a baseline understanding of employee knowledge and skill levels for core DEI concepts to close the competency gaps that inhibit personal action.

INCLUSION & BELONGING SURVEY

Drive organizational improvements by assessing workforce inclusion and giving every employee a voice.

LEADERSHIP TALKS

Gather the perception of leadership toward DEI and gain clarity about overall company vision and strategy.

DEI OPERATIONAL
AUDIT & ROLLOUT

Uncover current inequities and gather critical observations across 20+ functional areas.

 

PEOPLE-CENTERED TRANSFORMATION

Planning and acting with intention.

VISIONING & GOAL SETTING

Establish a shared vision and set thoughtful targets and accountability measures for integrating DEI across the organization.

DEI STEERING COMMITTEE FORMATION

Create a group of representative employees who can help shape the organization’s vision and commitment toward DEI.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP FORMATION

Provide safe spaces for employees to connect and discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion at the workplace.

DEI STRATEGY & INTEGRATION ROADMAP

Have a prioritized set of actions and KPI’s to make structural changes that transform systems into equitable ones. 

EQUITABLE PEOPLE PROCESSES

Incentivize inclusive behavior and transform systems that enable exclusion and discrimination into systems that ensure equity for the workforce. 

DEI TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Establish a shared language for DEI across the organization and deepen DEI competencies so that employees at all levels can take skillful action towards DEI goals. 

INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Develop inclusive leaders and equip executive leaders and middle-managers with the tools and knowledge to be able to thoughtfully create and execute an organization-wide DEI strategy.

TRUST & ACCOUNTABILITY

Measuring and managing change.

DEI REPORTING & METRICS

Benchmark progress, have clarity of gaps and opportunities, and maintain momentum for DEI.

TRANSPARENT COMMUNICATION SUPPORT

Build and maintain trust from employees through consistent communication and engagement regarding DEI progress.

INCENTIVIZING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

Make transformational change desirable and reduce unwanted results by creating structures that cultivate the right behaviors.

 

Curious how your  organization stacks up?

Take our free DEI Strategy Assessment to learn what to prioritize based on which stage of DEI development your organization is currently at.

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DEI Strategy Assessment

SURFACE-LEVEL GLIMPSE

Discover what actions your company can take to become more intentional about DEI with this free questionnaire. 

  • Self-Assessment < 20 questions

  • Stage of DEI Development

  • Customized Results & Suggested Actions

DEI Operational Audit

DEEP-DIVE ANALYSIS

Uncover hidden vulnerabilities and opportunities for DEI Integration in all areas of the business and walk away with a detailed report of prioritized actions to take. 

  • Analysis of 20+ Business Functions from 4 Key Areas:

    • People

    • Operations

    • Infrastructure

    • Culture

  • Detailed Report & Analysis

  • Recommended DEI Integration Priorities

  • Resources

  • Report Delivery & Rollout

PEOPLE

Role Allocation & Talent Planning

Recruiting & Hiring

Training & Development

Performance Management

Compensation & Mobility

Retention & Turnover

OPERATIONS

Products & Services

Marketing & Positioning

Vendors & Partners

Reporting & Analysis

INFRASTRUCTURE

Facilities & Premises

Accommodations

Policies & Procedures

Accountability Structures

Budget & Fundraising

CULTURE

Communication

Team Dynamics

Employee Experience

Mission & Values