Who We Are

Located in Jacksonville, Florida, Inclusive Leaders Group was founded on the premise that each client organization faces different challenges in executing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) as a business strategy.  From strategy development to people development, we approach each client with fresh eyes and evidence-based actions to develop customized strategies to make DEIB a competitive advantage.

Every step of the way we align with your values by understanding your business strategy through a performance consulting approach.

How We Help

For organizations that don’t have the bandwidth, expertise, experience, or support to become strategically more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, the Inclusive Leaders Group team is here to turn those goals into reality.

At Inclusive Leaders Group, we help leaders and workplaces successfully navigate their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey through strategic, measurable, and sustainable action steps.

Are you ready to transform your business for greater inclusion, innovation, and profitable growth? Check out our services!

Our Story & Timeline

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Principal Consultant, Charlotte F. Hughes discovered her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion early in life as the daughter of a Black pediatrician during the racially turbulent 1960’s.  Her father with two other physicians, formed the first minority medical group practice in the state of Ohio, serving the greater Cleveland community over 50 years, caring for diverse families across multiple generations.  Her mother strengthened that compassion in her DNA, instilling a concern for people from all walks of life, races, and ethnicities.  When reflecting on her upbringing, Charlotte says “Throughout my youth and adult life, I’ve welcomed and collaborated with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures endlessly – at home, at work, and as a citizen of the world.”

In the summer of 2014, when Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by New York City police, following suspicion he was selling untaxed cigarettes, our CEO was honing her passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a Fortune 500 corporate talent and organizational development leader.  Watching the video with Garner saying, "I can't breathe," which becomes a rally cry for criminal justice and police brutality reform, served as a catalyst for Charlotte to spend years working on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and programs in several industries, including nonprofit and healthcare, including the largest Catholic health system in the country.


In 2015, Charlotte launched Health Inclusion, a community-of-practice consulting firm focused exclusively on providing training, assessments, programming, and strategic services related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB).


Today, Inclusive Leaders Group supports organizations seeking to advance their DEIB approaches through its services, all in the hopes of attaining a simple yet profound goal: creating the conditions that allow all employees in every workplace to feel represented, valued, respected, included, and contribute to profitable growth.


Our Approach

Our Proven Framework

Our experienced and expert team of strategists collaborate with your leaders using the Inclusive Enterprise Framework which provides a roadmap of sustainable actions that help transform organizations from being an equal opportunity employer to an equitable and inclusive enterprise.

Meet Our Team

Our consulting team represent a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds and brings deep U.S. domestic and global experience. Our professional backgrounds include human resources, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, legal, marketing, psychology, education, and workplace wellness.

We are accomplished consultants, facilitators, designers, and speakers. We practice allyship, agility, and lifelong learning. We are committed to delivering a remarkable client experience.


Wherever you are on your diversity, equity, and inclusion journey we can meet you. Get in touch today to assess your readiness for change with a free consultation.