Equity
Means everyone receives fair treatment. Achieving equity in the workplace requires actively correcting for the disparity - or inequity - of advantages enjoyed by some but not others.
Inclusion
The achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success.
(Source: Society for Human Resource Managmement - SHRM)
Leadership
Leadership culture is the way things are done; it's the way people interact, make decisions, and influence others. (Source: Center for Creative Leadership - CCL)
Belonging
Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group of co-workers and be an important part of something greater than themselves.
Equity
Means everyone receives fair treatment. Achieving equity in the workplace requires actively correcting for the disparity - or inequity - of advantages enjoyed by some but not others.
Inclusion
The achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization's success.
(Source: Society for Human Resource Managmement - SHRM)
Leadership
Leadership culture is the way things are done; it's the way people interact, make decisions, and influence others. (Source: Center for Creative Leadership - CCL)
Belonging
Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group of co-workers and be an important part of something greater than themselves.

Inclusive Leaders Group

A Strategic Consulting Firm Specializing in
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) as a Business Strategy.

Inclusive Leaders Group

A Strategic Consulting Firm Specializing in
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) as a Business Strategy.

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Our Approach

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a Business Strategy

At Inclusive Leaders Group, we approach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a Business Strategy rather than an HR or Compliance matter. We utilize a maturity model to help an organization assess where they are on their DEI journey and to serve as a visual representation of the necessary path forward towards a more equitable and inclusive culture.

DEI as a business strategy starts at the top and must have the backing and active involvement of the organization’s leadership, including the CEO, board of directors, and the executive team. Our process involves obtaining agreement with your CEO and senior management team about the key stakeholders and business objectives and defining the changes needed to achieve the agreed-upon key business goals.

Every company, nonprofit, and healthcare organization has different business goals, start at a different place, and seeks to advance its DEI journey at a different pace. Therefore, the DEI strategic framework will vary – but include measurement and accountability along with one or several components including talent strategy, customer experience, advertising/marketing/branding, and corporate social responsibility.

 

Results-Focused

We are results-focused and solution-neutral until we have determined any reasons for the gaps that exist in business and DEI performance. We are a team of strategic talent management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, learning, and organizational development and mental health practitioners with over 40 years of experience in driving measurable change in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

Our work enables client organizations to reconsider entrenched ways of thinking and behaving, build teams and leaders that fully reflect the diversity in the world, increase innovation, and improve financial performance.

This framework is based on decades of talent and organizational development performance consulting—and all of our solutions are research-based, which means they are optimized to deliver measurable and sustainable outcomes.

Our Approach

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a  Business Strategy 

At Inclusive Leaders Group, we approach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a Business Strategy rather than an HR or Compliance matter.  We utilize a maturity model to help an organization assess where they are on their DEI journey and to serve as a visual representation of the necessary path forward towards a more equitable and inclusive culture.

DEI as a business strategy starts at the top and must have the backing and active involvement of the organization’s leadership, including the CEO, board of directors, and the executive team. Our process involves obtaining agreement with your CEO and senior management team about the key stakeholders and business objectives and defining the changes needed to achieve the agreed-upon key business goals.

Every company, nonprofit, and healthcare organization has different business goals, start at a different place, and seeks to advance its DEI journey at a different pace.  Therefore, the DEI strategic framework will vary – but include measurement and accountability along with one or several components including talent strategy, customer experience, advertising/marketing/branding, and corporate social responsibility.

Results-Focused

 We are results-focused and solution-neutral until we have determined any reasons for the gaps that exist in business and DEI performance. We are a team of strategic talent management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, learning, and organizational development and mental health practitioners with over 40 years of experience in driving measurable change in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

Our work enables client organizations to reconsider entrenched ways of thinking and behaving, build teams and leaders that fully reflect the diversity in the world, increase innovation, and improve financial performance.

This framework is based on decades of talent and organizational development performance consulting—and all of our solutions are research-based, which means they are optimized to deliver measurable and sustainable outcomes.

Discovery

1 - Partnering

Contracting and Accountability

2 - Assessing

Current DEI Performance versus Expectations

3 - Implementing

Create DEI Strategy, Select Solution(s) & Execute

4 - Measuring

Evaluate Actual versus Desired Results; Adapt & Realign

.. and it keeps going in a continuous discovery and improvement cycle…

Discovery

Our Approach to DEIB is a continuous discovery and improvement cycle

Assessing

Current DEI Performance versus Expectations

Implementing

Create DEI Strategy, Select Solution(s) & Execute

Measuring

Evaluate Actual versus Desired Results; Adapt & Realign

Partnering

Contracting and Accountability

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Our Strategy Development Solutions can get you started with best practices.

Education & Learning

Education and training courses tailored to learners’ needs by role, meeting them where they are

Drive Racial Equity And Inclusion

Companies, organizations, and governments can play a major role in addressing racial inequities.

Learn How We Can Help

Just Getting Started With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?​

Our Strategy Development Solutions can get you started with best practices.

Our Solutions

Education & Learning

Education and training courses tailored to learners’ needs by role, meeting them where they are

Our Courses

Drive Racial Equity and Inclusion​

Companies, organizations, and governments can play a major role in addressing racial inequities.

Help Address Racial Equity

Our Key Services

Strategy
  • D&I Strategic Plan 6, 9, 12 – month partnership options based on desired scope of plan.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Assessment 2-month partnership.
  • Race Equity Organizational Development.
  • Inclusive Talent Management.
  • Hospitals & Health Systems.
Education &
  • Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions and Micro-affirmations.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB).
  • Race Equity.
  • Inclusive Leadership.
  • Diversity Intersectionality.
  • Other topics available based on needs.
  • Blog.
Speaking
  • Town Halls.
  • BRAVE Conversations.
  • Board Executive Briefings.
  • Strategy Ideation Sessions.
  • Conferences/Seminars.
  • DEI Awareness/Recognition Events.
  • Lunch and Learn Sessions.
  • Webcasts and Podcasts.
Assessment &
  • Workforce Diversity & Inclusion Survey and/or Focus Groups.
  • DEI Talent Lifecycle Assessment.
  • Custom Surveys and Assessments.
  • Diversity and Inclusion S.W.O.T.
  • Inclusive Leadership Assessment.
  • DEI Learning Needs Analysis.

Our Key Services

Strategy Development

Education & Training

Speaking Engagements

Assessment & Measurement

Trusted by Organizations Including:

Trusted by Organizations Including:

Testimonials

Charlotte Hughes' session was a wonderful learning experience and a great meeting for our whole HR community.
It was timely and tailored to our professional development with techniques we all could leverage in our organizations on our teams and with our internal clients.

SHRM President JAX

Codetic

Inclusive Leaders Group's collaborative style and content was outstanding.
I love partnering and am glad we were able to bring our markets and regions together to build our collective capability. Looking forward to partnering again.

ATD Regional Chair

Charlotte provided Incredible Information and loved the practical tools. She was right on target.    

VP HR Hospital System

Thank you Charlotte. We have the ability to carry this forward into the work we are engaged in everyday.

Operations Director Technology

Powerful Presentation on Race in the Workplace. Engaging. Thanks Charlotte

Senior Director Communication

Codetic

It was great to reflect and gain a fresh perspective with ILG's session. DEI work can be exhausting at times.
This was a breath of fresh air.

VP DEI Corporate

Codetic

ILG delivered a Great Session on DEI through the Talent Lifecycle - Lots of Great Ideas, Reminders, and Ways to Overcome Challenges.

VP HR Health Care

Codetic

Working with Charlotte of Inclusive Leaders Group was a complete pleasure. She fully understood our objectives
and delivered with results. We appreciate what ILG has to offer as we continue to grow diverse talent
and culture on our D&I journey.

VP Global Head Talent

Codetic

STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS

Workforce diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging solutions
for organizations and individuals.

STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS

Workforce diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging solutions
for organizations and individuals.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Drives Profitable Growth and Enterprise Value

0
%
MORE LIKELY TO HAVE INDUSTRY LEADING PROFITABILITY

Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams.

(Source: McKinsey & Company)

0
%
MORE LIKELY TO OUTPERFORM ON PROFITABILITY AND 27% MORE LIKELY TO HAVE SUPERIOR ENTERPRISE VALUE CREATION

Companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams.   The highest-performing companies on both profitability and diversity had more women in line (i.e., typically revenue-generating) roles than in staff roles on their executive teams.

(Source: McKinsey  & Company)

0
%
COMPANIES OUTPERFORM

Publicly traded companies on the DiversityInc Top 50 List outperform by 50% over 10 years.

(Source: DiversityInc)

0
%
SAY INCLUSION IMPORTANT

80% of working Americans say inclusion is an important factor when choosing an employer.

(Source: Deloitte)

33%

MORE LIKELY TO HAVE INDUSTRY LEADING PROFITABILITY

Companies in the top-quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity on executive teams.

(Source: McKinsey & Company)

21%

MORE LIKELY TO OUTPERFORM ON PROFITABILITY AND 27% MORE LIKELY TO HAVE SUPERIOR ENTERPRISE VALUE CREATION

Companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams.   The highest-performing companies on both profitability and diversity had more women in line (i.e., typically revenue-generating) roles than in staff roles on their executive teams.

(Source: McKinsey  & Company)

50%

COMPANIES
OUTPERFORM

Publicly traded companies on the DiversityInc Top 50 List outperform by 50% over 10 years.

(Source: DiversityInc)

80%

SAY INCLUSION
IMPORTANT

80% of working Americans say inclusion is an important factor when choosing an employer.

(Source: Deloitte)

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