Diversity & Inclusion at a Glance
Nowadays, the business world is constantly changing, more so than ever
before. Trends come, and trends go. There is more variety in the workforce
and the marketplace, as a whole, is globalized. This, perhaps, is the one
constant in an otherwise fluctuating landscape. How can an organization
thrive in such an atmosphere?
For any organization to maximize client satisfaction, productivity, profits,
employee engagement, advancement and retention, they must promote a culture
of inclusiveness. By embracing inclusion in the workplace, an organization
strengthens its heartbeat and overall environment; employees are valued by
their differences and uniqueness. Additionally, valuing employees sends a
message to the customer and client base: we value you, too.
Companies have demonstrated sustainable competitive advantages through
generational alignment with their client base - customer responsiveness
increases when the workforce culturally reflects customers.
A culture of inclusion results from an ingrained process that instills a
high regard for the talents of others. It balances the needs of the
organization and the workforce, ultimately leading to more innovative
results. Organizations that succeed in their inclusiveness efforts realize
higher productivity, increased engagement and gain a reputation as an
employer of first choice. The workplace of the future will exhibit an
increasingly diverse and shrinking labor pool, requiring organizations to be
the “employer of choice” to attract, retain and advance the best talent!
The Benefit of Hiring a Consultant:
Like any facet of business and life, it can be challenging for an
organization to evaluate their own inclusiveness efforts and to fully
appreciate areas where they need to improve processes and procedures and
explore the role of bias in the effectiveness of the organization’s efforts.
It can be tough to fully evaluate when they have been operating with the
same sets of eyes; thus, bringing in a consultant can help identify goals
and reach desired outcomes, even outcomes that may seem difficult to
A consultant helps plan, manage and assess a Diversity and Inclusion
initiative by providing guidance to initiate a program, gather information,
deliver education and coaching, and evaluate overall effectiveness and
progress. The consultant helps steer the process forward.
I offer a variety of successful diversity and inclusion initiatives for
legal, private, and government industries, from large, publicly traded
companies to smaller firms and organizations. Along with 32 years of
experience in the legal and corporate industries, I work with organizations
to tailor their initiatives to deliver excellence. If you are interested in
diversity and inclusion consulting and coaching either nationally or
internationally, please contact me with any