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diversity, equity, & inclusion solutions

affinity employee and business resource groups

Resource groups comprise volunteers from all levels within the organization and influence diversity strategy by promoting the interests of that demographic. Today’s leading-edge resource groups are increasingly focused on their value as sources of innovation, tackling a company’s biggest business opportunities in ways that harness their unique power and perspective.

differential investment programs for diverse talent

Smithsons' deep-dive programs for distinct identity groups are designed to identify, train and empower the next generation of diverse business leaders so they feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. Participants learn valuable skills and have multiple opportunities for reflection, practice, and coaching.

organizational change management

Smithsons provides strategic advisory services at the C-suite level, as well as training for employees, assessing the current state, and developing an action plan to implement change and foster collaboration among individuals and departments. We also create communications strategies that enhance your ability to resolve conflicts, align an executive strategy cross-functionally, and generate a higher return on investment.

our approach

Top talent is now looking for companies with diverse and inclusive culture to join. According to Deloitte’s 2017 report, 78% of respondents now believe diversity and inclusion is a competitive advantage. Only 3% of Fortune 500 2017 companies were transparent about the demographics of their workforce. Creating a culture that creates innovation begins with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plan. By working together, we will increase your companies’ profits and productivity while giving you the keys to make you a destination for top talent.

Smithsons assists mission-driven businesses with integrating and operationalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that DEI is not a one-time event or response to catastrophic situations, but should be embedded in the very membrane of all companies for the health and growth of their employees. We embrace cross-disciplinary approaches to accelerating impact by bringing dynamic learning systems, the use of thoughtful data-driven approach to gauge progress, and build clear impact pathways to scale DEI in several aspects. 

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how can a real partnership for your business move you forward?