We have experience addressing barriers to inclusion across sectors and industries — from financial services to Madison Avenue to sports organizations to manufacturing. We specialize in diversity, inclusion and equity assessments, workplace harassment responses, pay equity audits, leadership development, employee learning and engagement, and strategic people and culture programs.
We use an evidence-based, research-informed approach. We bring deep experience with law, data analysis, workplace practices, training and development, and public engagement. We understand the practical challenges of implementation. And our long history advocating on behalf of workers and worker organizations gives us unique credibility and perspective.
Pamela Coukos, JD, PhD, is a nationally-recognized expert on pay equity and gender equity, and the factors that drive successful and unsuccessful responses to workplace discrimination. She has assessed data and policies at scores of companies and led the development of Department of Labor guidance on pay equity reviews. Pam is an experienced teacher and trainer, with two decades of experience in the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors.
Cyrus Mehri, Esq., has developed innovative and effective diversity and inclusion tools across various industries — stemming from groundbreaking employment cases that benefit employers and workers. He has worked with major companies and leading organizations to develop board diversity and accountability strategies. Cyrus is the originator of the “Rooney Rule” diverse candidate slate requirements that have become best practices.
Jenny R. Yang, Esq., a former Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, led the nation’s enforcement and public policy response to workplace harassment, pay equity, and other systemic barriers to equal opportunity in the workplace. Before joining the EEOC, Jenny represented workers challenging discrimination and other unfair workplace practices, and championed structural reforms through private and public impact litigation.