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

January 2, 2020

CEI: Hiring An Executive Assistant to the CEO

Today we’re excited to introduce a new role at CEI: Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The person that will step into this vital role brings expertise, commitment…
October 3, 2019

Hanif Fazal Interviewed on “Get After It PDX Podcast”

"Get After It PDX," a down-to-earth podcast featuring honest conversations with inspiring people in the creative hotbed of Portland, Oregon. Recorded live and on location at The Hoxton in downtown…
September 24, 2019

Annahid Dashtgard Book Event: A Convo on Race, Rebellion & Reconciliation

Annahid Dashtgard Book Event: A Convo on Race, Rebellion & Reconciliation Date: Monday, October 21st @ 7pm Location: Center for Equity and Inclusion: 5757 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 150 Portland