Our purpose is to evolve workplace dynamics to best engage the talent required to create superior, sustainable and ethical returns.
In-powered teams optimally raise all boats. We in-power equity.
We believe the power of "balanced" inclusion increases Enterprise Value.
We believe women can significantly impact top and bottom lines, while reducing risks, discount rates and cost of capital.
We believe gender parity is the key to growth.
We believe companies, and investors, that get it, will win.
We are a leading provider (B-corp pending) of inclusion-based strategic solutions.
We deliver significant, sustainable and human value to organizations by doing four things very well:
1. We enlist and engage leaders throughout the organization by presenting a scientific and data-driven case for gender parity
2. We boost profits and mitigate risks with our Helix products
3. We create and facilitate workshops, seminars and programs that directly broach the complexities of inclusion. We currently have 14 from which to choose.
4. We provide high-impact executive advisory assistance
Our How draws on data, experience, and gender.
Data: From industry to primary research, our deliverables leverage both the rapidly expanding body of knowledge around the causes of, and solutions to, inclusion-based topics, and the human elements that are critical to establishing the specific context required for optimal impact.
Experience: We draw on a unique mix of backgrounds that include strategy, turnaround, and engagement consulting, investment banking, software, human resources, diversity & inclusion, executive recruiting and coaching, and workshop formulation and delivery.
Gender: Per our travels, it is considerably easier getting men to buy in if the case is made by another man, preferably with a similar background and who can speak male business dialect. While our facilitators and delivery staff come from all backgrounds, our Founder and Chief Delivery Officer are both men with strong leadership, management and educational experiences.
Our assessment and due diligence offerings draw on a proprietary data collection process, The Helix, whose outputs are prioritized by financial impact on the firm, based on industry research and our own experience. There are five versions:
The Double Helix: Our most comprehensive offering, spanning 11 categories. Molded for mature or portfolio companies who want to establish a baseline and leverage best practices to boost their valuation
The Single Helix: Built specifically for the needs of transactional due diligence, it focuses on three key categories: Mitigating inclusion-related Controversy Risks, Leadership/Key Management (individual, organizational, and inclusive competencies), and analysis of the Human Capital Pipeline. It is focused on improving IRR, while helping to satiate LP's ESG demands
The Growth Helix: A scaled-down version of the Double, configured for the specific needs, scale, and budgets of start-ups and rapidly growing firms, including PE portfolio companies depending on their level of maturity
The GP Helix: Draws on distinct aspects of the Helix to assess relative gender parity. Designed to build and augment relations with LPs.
The Asset Manager Helix: Focuses the process on top-of-mind inclusion-related elements. Conceived to support the attraction and retention on HNW, Families, and Institutional clients.
All Helix offerings include in-person interviews with key leadership and management, targeted surveys of particular demographics, and a half-day of upfront presentation/workshops for leadership/general partners.
Helix criteria have been vetted by our League of Experts: Chief Investment Officers and research analysts from leading institutional investors, the former CHRO of a Fortune 500 retailer, with contributions from Dr. Dave Ulrich, the leading HR professor in the States, and the Sustainable Accounting Standard Board (SASB).
All Helix products make our clients eligible to receive a League of Allies Seal of Approval of various metallic colors depending on your score. A Seal essentially means “this company gets it!” and can be extremely useful in four specific use cases:
1. Talent Acquisition: Applicants of all backgrounds will know this company is committed to parity
2. Brand: If your product or service is being marketed to women/diverse communities, having the seal on your packaging/collateral is a powerful differentiator
3. Contracts: Certain contracts require specific data and processes to be in place. Earning a seal will guarantee you pass these criteria.
4. Investors: The seal conveys, "This firm is a low-risk play."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
We are a Benefit Corporation (B Corp Pending) on a mission.
In the Press/Publications
Review the League's latest postings, articles and the Founder's two books that have significantly infused our work.
6/14/17 Commentary on Linked In Post Re: Board Member's Sexist Comments (45th comment)
A fictional thriller that, with the assistance of ~200 footnotes, makes the case women are biochemically better suited to lead. Amazon 5 stars.
"Loved this book! It really makes you stop and think about current issues, where we're headed, and possible solutions for the problems we are facing these days. I love how the perspective is written by a man! I can't recommend it strongly enough."
Philosophies and tools that have helped individuals, teams, and companies (HP, Cisco, Pfizer, etc.) identify and align purpose, passion, values, priorities and dreams with their work. Amazon 4.5 stars.
“Passion at Work can help you find one thing that is far more important than money —meaning! An excellent book that combines making a living with making a difference.”
- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, named by Forbes as top five global executive coach