The research is clear: diverse teams drive innovation, and inclusive leadership improves an organization’s outcomes. You are a leader who is committed to making real progress on equity and inclusion, not just checking a box, but you’re not sure how to go beyond the basics.

The challenge

The global events of the last three years have increased the urgency for organizations to make real progress when it comes to equity and inclusion. Hiring a diverse team is no longer enough. Employees, customers, partners, and clients are demanding bigger change, but often organizations don’t know how to do it. Many organizations have siloed their DEI goals and practices away from the rest of the business in a way that diminishes their impact. Some have scrapped their DEI efforts altogether, declaring them a failure. In reality the investment wasn’t made effectively in the first place.

The Solution

The good news: any leader can learn the mindsets, skills, and behaviors that drive equity. Any organization can create policies and systems that are inclusive and equitable, while still getting great results. Our goal is to help you with both aspects.

Our leadership assessment, interactive training programs, and one-on-one coaching help your leaders build their ability to lead in an inclusive and equitable way.

Our group coaching, facilitation, and consulting services help your leadership team identify which systems and policies need work, and how to embed equity and inclusion into those systems.

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Why Lead with Equity?

Hi! We’re Ernesto and Lillian, Co-Founders of Lead with Equity. Between us we’ve spent over two decades in people-focused leadership positions, Ernesto in the healthcare and logistics industries, and Lillian in education, technology, and nonprofit.

What we noticed from our different vantage points was a common theme: individual leaders and entire organizations struggling to engage, retain, and promote people from historically underrepresented backgrounds. With our successes, failures, and learnings from our own leadership experiences, we figured we had something to share. Lead with Equity was born.

As CEO, Lillian leads the day to day operations, and does a lot of the coaching, workshop facilitation, and consulting. Ernesto serves as a strategic advisor while continuing his operations leadership role with one of the world’s top companies.

We want to walk with you on your journey to more effective, inclusive, and equitable leadership. We can’t wait to meet you!

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