Lead Inclusively is a technology-enabled Diversity and Inclusion Consulting firm devoted to developing leaders, teams, and organizations to leverage Diversity and Inclusion as an accelerator for business performance. Diversity only assures that we have a mix of different people in the workplace. However, diverse teams in a non-inclusive workplace will not thrive, advance, or become strong team collaborators. As a result, our unique Diversity and Inclusion approach ensures impactful and sustained transformation in your Leadership Development, People Experience
What Makes Lead Inclusively Unique?
Our Diversity and Inclusion approach brings a unique blend of scalable learning technology solutions, and hands-on strategy development. This holistic approach ensures our clients (who we prefer to describe as partners) are successful in implementing and scaling culture transformation for their company.
Inclusion impacts company culture and its people through behavior. If inclusive behaviors are prevalent within an organization at the right scale, then impactful inclusion can be sustained indefinitely. The main obstacles most companies face is not knowing where to focus their core strategies and measurements, how to scale their efforts, and finally, sustain the important inclusive behavior change across the organization.
At Lead Inclusively we work with organizations and their teams to train and sustain inclusive behaviors with education and scale our efforts with technology. As a result, people feel empowered and invested in, by their organization while also being equipped to perform and collaborate more effectively. As a result, individuals and their teams begin to innovate and thrive.
Why Does it Matter?
There is a direct correlations between Inclusion, Belonging and Happiness in the workplace. When we overcome the impacts of unconscious bias found in all of us, we allow everyone to bring the best version of themselves to work everyday regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.
When people feel they belong, they are happier and when workplaces are happy, innovation thrives. Our mission at Lead Inclusively is to continue advancing equity in the workplace, ensure everyone is happy to go to work, and equipped to perform to their highest potential.
“Denise’s success as a female leader and her ability to inspire men and women alike to achieve greatness together is both humbling and motivational for all of us to leverage diversity as a business opportunity.”Patricia StewartRoche Pharmaceuticals
For more than 25 years, Jim has been actively pursuing his passion for equal rights/equal opportunities, including as Executive Director of the National Diversity Council. His background includes consulting, training, e-learning, program development, speaking, D&I goal setting, strategic planning and gaining executive level buy-in. While with the National Diversity Council, Jim helped develop many industry firsts.
Jim’s prior experience includes software sales and management, where he was known for his abilities to exceed quota and teach others to do the same. Author of management, networking and values-based books, Jim loves to share his knowledge and expertise.
“The workshops were invaluable as I set out to coalesce a very diverse team in a way that allowed everyone to shine, but as a collaborative entity driven toward the same goal.”Garry Ridge, CEOWD-40 Company
Anup brings his diverse experience in Product, Strategy, Software and Management to all products developed by HyperTrends.
Anup is also an avid musician, artist, writer and an ardent traveler and has been published numerous times in the field of Medical Informatics.
“Denise is the world's leader in Diversity & Inclusion and an expert in equipping leaders to adopt the right inclusive behaviors for sustained inclusive culture transformation.”Marshall Goldsmith#1 Executive Coach and Best-selling Author
The Lead Inclusively Advisory Board
We are graced with an advisory board that has a depth of knowledge and leadership unsurpassed by most organizations. Our heart-felt thanks goes to each and every one of them.
Each of these individuals has a few critical attributes in common:
- They are deeply committed to inclusion as a key criteria of organizational success.
- Their daily lives, both personally and professionally, exude inclusive leadership behaviors.
- They have deepknowledge of how diversity and inclusion impacts the talent and business objectives of their industry.
- They are generous with their knowledge and gravitas and believe in our ability to help the organizations we serve.
Leadership Coach & Best-Selling Author
V.P., Human Resources, Global Product Development, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Chief Development Officer, Pfizer
Rebecca Reichmann Tavares
Former United Nations Representative to the Office on Women
Acting Chief Science Officer
VP, Human Resources at Collins Aerospace
Scott Gross, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President, Community Engagement
- Devoted to inclusion as an economic imperative
- Share best (and unsuccessful) practices of inclusion so that others can learn from our experience
- Implement and expand inclusive leadership training and practice these principles in all our interactions
- To make workplaces a trusting place to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations related to diversity and inclusion.
Our clients are leaders in their industries. They are defined by their continued desire to elevate their leaders, teams, and culture in the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Our clients have recognized that inclusion is the lever to transform their organizational culture. The results of a culture of inclusion, are people that are reaching their potential, and an organization that is achieving new-found levels of innovation. But above all, our clients are helping spearhead a larger social movement that increasingly calls for inclusion in every aspect of our world. By joining our community you will be contributing to help build our diversity and inclusion approach and create better workplaces for everyone.