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Your IDEA journey is an opportunity to build a workplace that works for all.

We work with organizations to advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in the workplace. Whether you’re just getting started, or eager to keep progressing, our full suite of services ensures you have the support you need — each step of the way.

Consulting

Whether you are looking for guidance and advisory on specific initiatives, or starting to plan or implement your IDEA strategy, we're here to help. We offer a variety of consulting services to support your organization in reaching its IDEA goals.

Assessments

Our organizational assessment process is a highly collaborative engagement that seeks to identify the enablers and barriers to your IDEA strategy success. Our maturity model framework can provide visual representation of where you are on the journey.

A custom recommendations and findings report supports the development and implementation of a strategic roadmap to guide you and your organziation towards success.

Learning & dialogues

Learning and unlearning is an important step in creating and sustaining equitable and inclusive cultures. Research shows that these initiatives work best when it takes place over time to allow for the building and maturing of new skills and behaviors.

We will partner with you to design learning paths that best meet the goals you desire and honors the many different learning styles of your diverse employee population.

Industry agnostics

As a mid-size IDEA consultancy, we’re capable of working with a wide range of organizations and have a proven ability to drive meaningful, long-term outcomes for our clients.

Our team has worked with clients across a great many industries including public and private corporations, the healthcare sector, universities and colleges, government and public agencies, nonprofits and foundations, and media and technology firms. And we'd love to work with you.

15% Financial Services & Insurance

18% Healthcare & Hospital Systems

17% Govt, Education & NonProfits

10% Internet Services, Tech, & Utilities

7% Manufacturing & Construction

There is no one size fits all

We provide a full suite of IDEA services to ensure you have the guidance you need now, and into the future. From training sessions to an in-depth consultation, we support you throughout your IDEA journey and are committed to a life-long engagement.

Our team has worked with clients from a wide range of industries including public and private corporations, the healthcare sector, universities and colleges, government and public agencies, nonprofits and foundations, media, and technology firms.

what companies have to say

Michael and her team are outstanding, and they have been amazing partners for me, both in my time as CDO at Coke, and in the ensuing years.

Steve Bucherati, former CDO, Coca-Cola of North America

This engagement has been a huge step forward for us and I look forward to building on the momentum we have created.”

Theresa A. Nickels, Principal, Baker Tilly

I’ve been to dozens of trainings on anti-racism, unconscious bias, and leading with inclusion. This was one of the only ones that went beyond self-awareness and theory to helping leaders know what and how they can behave differently.”

Session Participant, Vice President at Wellforce Health Systems
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Cook Ross is now BE Equitable

These past few years have been incredibly tumultuous and evolving, where we have witnessed how complex and messy our world is.

In a world of tick-a-box trainings and quick fixes, we at Be Equitable are going after something more satisfying -- we’re here for the transformations. For the forward thinkers and future leaders who know the journey is long and are still ready, we see you and we want to partner with you.

Let’s go beyond the buzzwords to create workplaces that work for people of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities. It won’t be neat. And it certainly won’t be simple. Our BE team is ready and committed to get it done.

As we enter this next chapter of our story, we invite you to BE bold, BE inclusive, and BE authentic to the vision you have for yourself and your organization. And together we can create workplaces that are just and equitable for all.