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DIAZ INCLUSION CONSULTING

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From Our Founder

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Since founding this firm in 2021, I've been guided by the words of Albert Einstein: "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." This philosophy of cultivated curiosity drives our mission to make the benefits of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) available to everyone.

As a minority-run, female-owned team with backgrounds in the performing and educational arts, we bring intersectional perspectives to help you navigate the unique challenges of creating inclusive environments. We understand that this work can be difficult, which is why we focus on meeting individuals where they are and providing welcoming, shame-free experiences for all clients. Whether you're a skeptic or an ally, we believe this work will take all of us.

Each nonprofit and cultural/arts institution has a unique purpose and mission, and we're here to help you approach IDEA with grace, empathy, and confidence. Our customized plans are tailored to your specific needs and goals, empowering you to embrace curiosity, ask tough questions, and take meaningful action.

Through our years of experience using our vocational platforms to drive change and foster candid conversations, we've seen the transformative power of curiosity firsthand. We look forward to supporting your journey of discovery and growth toward creating a more connected world. 

- Rebekah Diaz, CDE

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Our Core Values

Action

Cultivate trust, earn buy-in, and develop new skillsets through taking action and celebrating progress and momentum.

Shame-Free

Coach individuals, teams, and organizations on how to bring their whole selves to thoughtfully engage across differences without fear of exclusion, promoting authentic participation and growth.

True Inclusion

Inspire innovative ideas from unheard voices, leading with an awareness of intersectional perspectives to design stronger and more aligned decisions, richer outcomes, and strengthened leadership.

Share robust, active insights based on research-backed studies, reports, and discussions to guide evolving practices, policies, and engagement strategies as communities evolve.

Evidence-Based

Curiosity

Approach conversations openly, seeking to understand differing experiences without judgment, fostering empathy, shared understanding, and learning.

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Values

Meet the Team

What the Community Says

WNO has loved working with Diaz Inclusion Consulting, and we have just started our third engagement with them. Diaz has deep knowledge of our field and they are energizing and invaluable partners. Our artists, staff, and trustees alike have been so grateful for their advice, support, and hard work in helping us achieve our goals.

Timothy O'Leary

General Director, Washington National Opera

at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. 

-Lilla Watson
artist, activist and academic

Our Clients

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."

-Malcolm Forbes
business leader, politician and publisher of Forbes magazine

Our Services

We partner with organizations, boards, teams, and individuals to elevate leadership

capacities, bring strategic clarity, and drive change. We help you do your best work and thrive. 

Sample ways we partner include:

Assessing Your Culture

We partner with you to uncover barriers to progress and streamline, structure, and prioritize your efforts. We employ company-wide engagement & climate surveys, DEI Audits, and audience engagement audits to resource you with action-oriented findings.

Developing Your Capacities

We develop your leadership strengths through surveys and assessments, plan design, 1:1 coaching, and workshops. 

In partnership with Management Consultants for the Arts (MCA), we facilitate executive searches for leading organizations nationwide.

Designing

Your Strategies

We collaborate with you to align on an action plan to bring your vision and mission (organizational or individual) to life. We co-create tailored strategies and outline achievable roadmaps.

Implementing Enhanced Processes

We help ensure your organizational and leadership processes (like executive hiring, culture-building, and mentorship) are advancing inclusion and sustainable business efforts.

Understanding Your Experience

We unite folks from different identity groups (e.g., ideological, race, gender, LGBTQ+, socioeconomic, etc.), lived experiences, and viewpoints through assessments, group coaching, and focus groups.

Building Inclusive 

Learning Journeys

We design and deliver trainings, workshops, and guided discussions to create alignment and drive sustained engagement through the right topics for different audience — 

early-adopters and skeptics alike.

Being a Trusted Advisor

Our team of industry-leading consultants work with you to customize both retainer-based advisement and tactical support across a host of areas, including Board of Director development & advisement, employee resource group (ERG) and business resource group (BRG) development,​ fractional DEI support, and more.

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