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Diversity and inclusion

Cultivate a diverse culture of belonging

Making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) part of the genetic code of an organization isn’t just the right thing to do for people. It’s also good for the business. It fosters innovation, performance and competitiveness. Our diversity and inclusion consulting services help clients develop diverse workforces and inclusive workplaces that cultivate an organizational cultureof belonging. We are on the same journey ourselves—because we can all do better.

What is employee belonging—and how do companies foster it?

To be successful in DEI efforts, organizations must create a company culture that enables a true sense of employee belonging. This is when employees feel they are valued members of the group who can bring their whole selves to work.

Together, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are essential to creating an organizational culture where individuals can thrive. Each is vitally important in itself, and together, they are a powerhouse. 


unites people with different characteristics and backgrounds


ensures fair treatment and opportunity


guides norms and practices to make people feel welcome


is fitting in or feeling like you are a valued member of a group

Why do diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging matter in the workplace?


Diversity climates” are likely to increase employees’ job satisfaction and commitment to the company.

Financial performance

On average, greater organizational diversity leads to 19% points higher innovation revenues and 9% higher EBIT margins.


Organizations with inclusive cultures are more likely to report a 60% jump in creativity, innovation and openness. 


Companies with inclusive cultures are 58% more likely to improve their reputations.


Workplace belonging leads to a 50% reduction in turnover risk.

How do our diversity and inclusion consulting services help clients drive sustained change?

This work can be overwhelming. We have seen the pitfalls before:

Organizations reduce diversity and inclusion to a standalone activity.

They struggle to get leadership buy-in and engage employees.

They treat it as a compliance exercise or isolate diversity and inclusion programs in human resources.

Or they are not comfortable having uncomfortable conversations about race and bias at work.

This makes it difficult to know where to start, how to align around a common vision, or what meaningful progress looks like.  

It doesn’t have to be this way. We break it down with a straightforward approach for threading DEI into everything organizations do—leadership, systems, processes, policies and programs. We meet organizations where they are in their diversity and inclusion journey and help develop a plan to drive lasting change. All while bringing employees along on the journey. 

We help clients to:

Identify strengths and gaps

We get the pulse of the workforce through conducting employee surveys, analyzing organizational data, conducting focus groups and assessing other inputs to determine the current state of DEI and pinpoint needs and opportunities. 

Create and deliver new strategies

We understand that this is a journey. That’s why we help clients chart a path forward, setting a DEI strategy, identifying milestones, engaging employees and communicating effectively. Through this process, we identify and deliver quick wins from the start.

Drive lasting culture change

We emphasize meaningful culture change. As such, we focus on competency development and change management to influence positive DEI behavior change across the organization—infusing DEI ideals and values into the workplace culture.

Cultivating inclusive spaces on cultur(ED)

Tune in to our cultur(ED) podcast as host and CEO, Melissa Jezior, chats with innovative leaders who are creating spaces where everyone and anyone can participate and feel safe.

Listen to the latest cultur(ED) podcast episodes →

Diversity & Inclusion insights

Our latest research & thinking

Keep your finger on the pulse of trends impacting diversity and inclusion in the workplace with actionable insights based on our proprietary research.


For Women’s History Month, let’s honor the trailblazers with action

By Melissa Jezior

For Women's History Month, we're celebrating the trailblazing women who came before us by taking actions to honor their legacies. Here's some actions we're taking at Eagle Hill, and ideas that might work to further progress at your organization, too.


Companies are scaling back on DEI despite high value among workers

Research finds that over half of the workforce says DEI is a key factor when considering a future employer. For younger workers, that jumps to 77%. Now is the time to continue DEI progress, not plateau or cutback. Learn how.


Millennials hold the key to changing government workplace culture for the better

By Gwynneth Chandler

Millennial managers, our future government leaders, are poised to change government workplace culture for the better. Learn why they understand how workplace culture impacts performance, customer service, and an agency's ability to meet its mission.


From Baby Boomers to Gen Z: Adapting government employee connection strategies for today’s workforce

Our research finds a large generational difference in how government employee connection impacts job satisfaction, retention, and performance.


Want to improve the employee experience? Tighten the gap between action and impact in diversity and inclusion

Our research finds workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives don't go far enough to improve the employee experience.


Webinar series | Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Join Eagle Hill on our journey to dive deeper into diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In this three-part webinar series, we explore how to create a culture that normalizes uncomfortable conversations about race and bias.

Diversity & Inclusion Case Studies

Unconventional consulting leads to unbelievable results

Here are a few examples of how we provide impact for our clients. From boosting employee retention to planning market entry, our years of creative and strategic experience have helped clients across industries reach their potential.

State and local government: Infographic

Bringing a university together to close diversity, equity, and inclusion gaps

To improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) climate at a prominent research university, we conducted a survey to assess the current state and develop a roadmap for targeting the focus areas most important to students, faculty, and staff.

Federal government: Narrative

Empowering employees to strengthen service, culture, and core values

When the number one grant-making organization in the government faced sustainability concerns, we brought employees at all levels together for collaborative solutions to increase engagement, strengthen culture, and improve retention.

Want to learn more about how to develop diverse workforces and inclusive workplaces that cultivate a culture of belonging?