Innovative Organizations

We work with professionals and leaders within organizations who understand the moral and business case for moving equity work forward. The time to becoming a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organization is now. Let us help.


Empowered Individuals

As our society grows more diverse and as the disparities and tension between marginalized and dominant groups increases, people have an opportunity to come together to address racial inequities, break down barriers and move towards creating a world that works now and for the generations that follow. Become a change agent in your community.


A Culture of Change

You need tangible tools and action to advance equity in your personal and professional life. Collaborate with others in your field and community and let CEI guide you to creating essential tools and strategies to increasing your awareness and operationalizing equity.


We Believe in Possibility

At CEI we are fueled by the idea of a more inclusive world. When organizations and people are operating in a more equitable and inclusive manner – everyone wins.



Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) is a specialized consulting agency focused on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts within organizations, education systems and communities. It was born out of the increasing racial and economic disparities experienced in our communities, the perceived lack of a systemic approach to addressing these disparities, and a growing idea about a holistic solution.

At Center for Equity and Inclusion, our methodologies drive transformational change.  Founded in 2015, we’ve helped more than 100 organizations (non-profits, foundations, civic, education and private sector) re-envision and implement long-term organizational change through training, system design and leadership development.

Our mission is to transform the spaces we work and live in.

With over 20 years of collective expertise, our model integrates assessment, learning, tool-building, strategy and implementation to holistically equip organizations in sustaining equity efforts so people can thrive.

Advancing equity across an organization takes time.

Building an equitable organization takes time, investment and commitment from leadership teams.  At CEI, we have the experience to be your partner in navigating this work and achieving results.

Are you ready?

What’s New

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 RESPONSE: To Our CEI Community

To Our CEI Community,  In the midst of this indescribably complex health crisis, we reach out to you to extend our care and provide an update on how CEI is…
February 27, 2020

EO Thesis

Hanif will be part of this panel at Thesis Agency Friday, March 6! Get tickets here:
September 20, 2019

A letter to my friends and colleagues in the struggle and the unfolding of it all…

  I have been reflecting about the current social, political landscape and the long road to justice that lays in front, behind, all around us- and the work that calls…