Consultants Directory

Looking for some support with your gender diversity efforts? Our directory can help.

Gender Equality & Inclusion Consulting Directory

Gender equality will only be achieved with the commitment, understanding and action of individuals, organisations, governments and the community.  Gender inequality is one of life’s “wicked problems”. Like most “wicked problems” to understand it and find effective solutions requires skill, experience and resources.

To help you or your organisation take effective action, AGEC has built a directory of Diversity and Inclusion specialists that can help you get started and achieve your goals.

The Directory connects you with consultants and makes it easy for you to understand their offerings, and contact them via their website if you want to know more.   While we have carefully selected those organisations in the directory,  you should make your own assessment of what your needs are and who is best placed to help you.

To apply to be included or to refer someone to our Consulting Directory, please contact us at


Code Conversations

Code Conversations

Services provided: Gender Diversity Strategy & Action Consulting, Gender Diversity Awareness & Action Programs, Inclusive Leadership Development Programs, Diversity & Inclusion Springboard Events

Locations: Australia (in-person & online) & Worldwide (online)

Contact: 0423 637 580

Code Conversations is a consulting and coaching business that helps leaders develop and implement strategies to build gender balanced organisations by understanding the impact of the Gender Code, strengthening inclusivity and mitigating unconscious bias.

Supporting real, sustainable change, so they can:

  • leverage the power of their high performing women
  • attract the right women into their organisation
  • take their reputation and culture from good to great

Whether your organisation has recently committed to diversity and inclusion investment or has been building an inclusive culture for some time, or anywhere in between, Code Conversations can help you reach the next step to achieve organisational and personal objectives.

Using the language of ‘coding’, we support and guide you with tools and programs designed to make unconscious bias, conscious and make the Gender Code conversation accessible, actionable and implementational.

We work with your organisation, your leaders and individuals to understand your key performance metrics; financial, brand and people, and then use diversity and inclusion strategies and actions to achieve them.

We provide insight and embed behavioural change.  And crucially we find ways to transform knowledge and leave a lasting legacy of enhanced capability that your business can continue to independently build on and develop into the future.

We offer an innovative approach based on Founder, Danielle Dobson’s 2-year grounded theory research project interviewing over 50 women leaders which resulted in my book, Breaking the Gender Code: How women can use what they already have to get what they actually want.

Cognicity Pty Ltd

Cognicity Pty Ltd

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting; Gender Diversity Coaching; Other Diversity Consulting; Gender Diversity Training
Locations: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom & United States
+61 3 8568 3633

Progress towards gender equality is stalling. Analysis indicates that most industries will not achieve equality for another 50+ years, and for many, the trend line is reversing. A new and evidence-based approach is required to generate the next level of momentum toward gender equality in organisations.

We will partner with you to achieve the shift in momentum required. Contact us to:
• Disrupt organisational fatigue around diversity and inclusion
• Engage senior leadership with a contemporary diversity and inclusion perspective
• Build a sustainable pipeline of female talent for the ‘C-Suite’
• Challenge complacency around microsexism
• Empower your team members to be effective, inclusive leaders
• Focus strategies on the factors that support women’s retention and growth
• Diversify women’s participation beyond corporate roles into operational roles
• Dispel the myths that surround meritocracy and flexibility
• Target the bias blindspots within your talent management policies and procedures

Cognicity’s methodology blends analytics, research, consultancy, policy reviews and practical exercises with online, virtual, in-person and train-the-trainer learning, to tailor an approach for each organisation. We focus on what the evidence supports as being impactful to achieving actual change. And our online training has been research-verified to significantly affect participant’s intension and confidence to engage in behaviours that promote diversity and inclusion.

Cognicity’s extensive client list can be found here and includes ASX50 corporations, major universities and not-for-profits, as well as local, state and federal government entities in Australia and New Zealand.

Cultivate Sponsorship Pty Ltd

Cultivate Sponsorship Pty Ltd

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting
Location: Australia
0412 140 470

Cultivate is a sponsorship program built by it’s Founders Kat and Nat, based on Australian PhD research plus lived experience of the traditional barriers to women’s career progression. Sponsorship forms a strategic alliance between the leader and the sponsee. Our program is effective because it is targeted at building the behaviours and skills needed in both the leader and the sponsee. This is not another ‘fix the women’ program! Our first 3 years of running the program have proven that it is highly impactful in retaining and developing talent in organisations and has a high return on investment for employers as well as both individuals involved in the program.

Diversity Partners

Diversity Partners

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting; Parental Leave Consulting; Other Diversity Consulting; Gender Diversity Training
Locations: Australia
1800 571 999

Diversity Partners is a specialist consulting firm guiding organisations to achieve more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Since 2009, we’ve assisted more than 300 clients to progress their inclusion and diversity objectives. Our clients range from large blue-chip organisations to small-medium firms and public sector departments and agencies in Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Whether your firm is starting out, or well progressed in efforts to achieve diversity and a more inclusive work culture, Diversity Partners has a range of solutions – including diagnostics, diversity and inclusion strategy development, diversity dashboards, leadership workshops – to create and sustain momentum.

We offer programs to challenge unconscious bias in decision-making and promote inclusive leadership, flexibility and cross-cultural awareness. We’re known for our practical and commercial application of global best practices in diversity and inclusion.

Dr Jan Edwards

Dr Jan Edwards

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting
Locations: Australia wide and international
0422 316 828

Dr Jan Edwards has worked in Australia and internationally (15+ countries) as a Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Consultant (GEDSI) across government, private sector and civil society. Since 2004, Jan has been working with international governments for clients including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, the European Union (EU), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and others to support governments to achieve GEDSI goals. Jans key strengths are the assessment, audits and analysis of gender equality and diversity, GEDSI strategy development, policy analysis, design of gender and diverse indicators for monitoring and evaluation. She has worked across numerous sectors including education, health, infrastructure and others. Jan is an experienced educator and is skilled at designing and implementing training based on organisational needs and goals.

Jan holds a PhD (Sociology- Gender) a Masters in Social Science (Counselling), Masters in Evaluation, Bachelor of Special Education, Diploma of Teaching, Graduate Certificate in Educational Counselling and a Certificate in Bahasa Indonesia for the State Islamic University in Malang, East Java.

Jan is active working with civil society organisations in a voluntary capacity. She is an Executive Member of Women Adult and Vocational Education and a member of the Management Group of Economic Security for Women. She is a member of the Ethics Board of Includocvate, an international not for profit, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) and other not for profits.

How Do You Do It

How Do You Do It

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting, Parental Leave Consulting, Other Diversity Consulting, Gender Diversity Training
Locations: Australia, EMEA based in UK and Nordics based in Denmark
+61 476 583 392

How Do You Do It is an international specialist coaching company founded in Australia in 2006. We work with organisations to create long term behavioural change around the retention and progression of diverse talent.

Working with individuals, particularly working parents, their managers and the wider organisation, we run award winning group coaching programmes that support the development of modern inclusive workplaces.

We have always worked with mums and dads and having coached thousands of parents and their managers, we have developed considerable insight into the barriers and solutions to supporting working parents for the benefit of the individual, their team and the wider organisation. Looking at the whole person and how they navigate their career and family responsibilities, How Do You Do It enables individuals to thrive and businesses to benefit from the broadest talent pool.
In addition to our flagship face to face coaching programmes, our product portfolio includes a range of e-learning and virtual group coaching modules enabling How Do You Do It to support organisations of all sizes and across geographically dispersed workforces.


Jade Lane | Gender Equality Consultant

Jade Lane | Gender Equality Consultant

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting; Gender Diversity Coaching; Other Diversity Consulting; Gender Diversity Training
Locations: Melbourne, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia-wide
+61 413722427

I’m a gender equality consultant working to promote gender equity and prevent violence against women and girls.

I support organisations to make bold and meaningful progress toward gender equality, violence prevention, and transformational change.

I design gender-transformative programs, policies, and strategies to achieve gender equality and prevent violence against women. In doing so, I help organisations to centre women’s voices and experiences in their work, and I advocate for change when I see opportunities to do better.

I’m a dynamic and accomplished advisor with a unique ability to transform leading theories and ideologies into local and international programs that embed gender and violence prevention into broader operational and commercial frameworks.

I work across an array of programmatic areas including emergency management and disaster preparedness, health systems strengthening, women’s economic empowerment, and community capacity building for transformational change.

Milana Maternity Coaching

Milana Maternity Coaching

Services Provided: Parental Leave Consulting
Locations: Melbourne or as requested
0432 272 295

We coach employees to prepare for parental leave and, when the time is right, coach their successful return to work transition.

We also coach managers to retain their parental leave employees by encouraging the development of a positive and productive workplace culture – one that benefits both the employer as well as the employee during all phases of transition.

Parents At Work

Parents At Work

Services Provided: Parental Leave Consulting
Locations: Australia, New Zealand, UK

Parents At Work a is membership-based organisation providing work + family education and policy advisory services  to workplaces and individuals.

We’re on a mission to create family friendly workplaces so that people and businesses can thrive.  

Since 2007 we have provided over 100,000 families globally with vital family, career and wellbeing services. We collaborate with employers, policy makers and industry professionals to advocate for improved wellbeing and gender equality outcomes at work and at home by:

  • Developing family-friendly workplace framework and policies
  • Delivering world class parental leave and return to work training and coaching
  • Giving employers access to research and thought leadership
  • Delivering roundtables, workshops and podcasts
  • Connecting to parenting, wellbeing and career expert partners
  • Sharing stories, resources and guidance via an online learning platform
  • Showcasing family friendly initiatives to enhance employer brand

Our membership is made up of global and local organisations and we’ve been recognised by the Human Rights Commission for our advocacy work.

Project F

Project F

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting
Location: Sydney
0409 630 047

Project F helps companies achieve gender-balanced technology teams. We do this by signing organisations up to participate in Program 50/50 – an entirely unique certification program. Program 50/50 surfaces the systemic, cultural, environmental and structural barriers for women in tech and then guides and supports the organisation to remove them.



Services Provided: Other Diversity Consulting
Locations: Australia

Symmetra is a global consultancy. We specialise in unlocking business potential through diversity and inclusion. Our solutions are designed to transform organisational culture, leadership and teams.​

Our CEO, Heather Price founded Symmetra in 2003 off the back of launching and running one of the first and most influential diversity consultancies in post-apartheid South Africa. ​

At Symmetra we work with our clients to turn diversity into a source of competitive advantage by creating inclusive cultures and aligned processes that unlock the full potential of each person and team. To achieve this we work in close partnership with clients to develop tailored solutions aimed at creating sustained behaviour change.​

We are experienced​

Established in 2003, we are one of the most experienced D&I consultancies in Asia Pacific with a significant global footprint. A range of leading organisations choose to partner with Symmetra, including many of the ASX 100 as well as the Fortune Global 500. We’ve built scalable, end to end solutions suitable for small and large organisations alike​.

Symmetra works with organisations at various stages in their D & I journey: from the very initial stages of obtaining executive buy-in, to designing a framework and strategy, building skills and capability, all the way to working with those who are mature in their journey and need fresh approaches to leveraging the full value of diversity in their organisation. ​

In addition to our consulting practise, Symmetra is experienced in managing the delivery of training, coaching and development services for many large corporate and government clients, including many blue chip companies in Australia as well as global corporations.

What sets us apart?​

We are challenging​ – The most crucial factor driving successful diversity and inclusion programs is commitment from leadership and buy-in across the organisation. We bring fresh, bold and challenging ideas to help organisations unify efforts behind a common vision of driving performance and innovation through inclusion. ​

​We are empirical​ – Symmetra bases all its delivery, be it consulting or program content, on the most up to date empirical research which demonstrates the impact of diversity and inclusion on teams and organisations. We ensure we update all content with the latest insights for every bespoke solution,and adapt our materials to integrate key trends and insights for each client’s industry. ​

​We are inclusive​ – We practice what we preach – internally and externally. Our team combines diverse perspectives from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds and work experience. In working with our clients we believe in breaking boundaries, practising transparency, co-creation and building long term relationships. ​

​We are agile​ – We are responsive, adaptable and committed to continuous improvement. Symmetra is quick to respond to changing market needs with innovative solutions, developing our own proprietary products in response to new challenges for our clients. And we believe deeply in the importance of a customised approach that incorporates the unique context of each client.

Wimmigrants Pty Ltd

Wimmigrants Pty Ltd

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting
Locations: Melbourne
0408 995 796

As a leader tasked with facilitating the productivity and leadership of your organisation, are you clear on how to put that into practice?

Every organisation is different and in this session, you will gain clarity of what you can do to address your unique organizational priorities and challenges in gender equality, Inclusion, diversity and workplace culture.

We work with leaders and teams to help you :

  • Building leadership capabilities and inclusive leadership.
  • Increasing number of women and minorities in leadership positions.
  • Women empowerment.
  • Creating culture of engagement and inclusion.
  • Developing your inclusion and diversity strategy
  • Building a high level of trust within teams.
  • Improve cultural awareness, team dynamics, communication and address any specific capability needs
  • Help develop your diverse talent into people management positions
  • Build peer support for women, diverse groups and team leaders

This is achieved through:

  • Leadership and Career Coaching
  • Individual and Group Coaching and Mentoring
  • Team Facilitation & Workshops
  • Training
  • Event Speaking