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


AWP EEO & Change Consultants

AWP EEO & Change Consultants

Services provided: Gender Diversity Consulting, Gender Diversity Coaching, Gender Diversity Training, Sexual Harassment Reviews, Culture-wide Surveys and Report, EVP Support & Training, Parental Leave Consulting, Flexible Work Consulting, Other Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, Keynote Speaker Events

Locations: Australia & International;
0418 808 082 (Penny Hume)

AWP works with you to give you the edge.

AWP at its core has provided important culture change and issue remedy for 25 years. It has focused first on the foundations of awareness and governance, collected valuable data, analysed blockages, created space for achievable strategies and outcomes.

Using AWP’s diverse experience we recognise what makes a good company great.  We work with whole of business, teams and individuals at all levels, their ambitions and the energy they bring to your company to create

  • a dynamic, flexible and robust team;
  • positive business outcomes;
  • achievement of goals; positive choices;
  • lasting resolution of conflicts;
  • equal employment opportunity;
  • the ability to manage change.

Our consultants are highly experienced with diverse background and experience specialities. Our key skill areas include equal employment opportunity and diversity; mediations and investigations; organisational design; facilitation and workshops; counselling; culture change; human resources management; workplace health and safety assessments. Our core team is now based across Eastern Australia from Brisbane to Melbourne but can service your needs wherever you are – rural, regional, city, global.

We believe your needs as our Client are better served by a small – and smart – firm like AWP interested in working closely with you to achieve the  results you want.

“Penny’s skill is in holding up the mirror and asking the uncomfortable questions in such a way that they become non-threatening. She has an amazing ability to engender trust, which she never betrays. This leads to people owning the problem as well as the solution. Penny’s consistency, reliability and availability in times of need have become qualities that I can no longer do without. Leadership is often a lonely place; knowing that there is someone you can reach out to in times of need is not only comforting, it also engenders a level of confidence at times when this is most needed.

Ultimately, the question for any CEO or senior leader of organisations undergoing change (are there any others?) is not whether or not they can afford bringing in such external expertise. The real question is: can the organisation really afford not to do this?

For me, the answer was clear: the success of the change process and my sanity unconditionally required Penny’s help. I’ve never regretted it.”

Prof Holger Meinke
Chair International Science for Development Council (ISDC/CGIAR)
Founder Science Advisory Network (formerly Director Tasmanian Institute Agriculture, University of Tasmania)

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 her 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.

TDC Global

TDC Global

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting; Gender Diversity Training; Other Diversity & Inclusion Consulting;
Locations: Australia & International (Singapore, Tokyo & Shanghai)

The drive behind everything we do at TDC Global is to see more women in leadership.

We do this by helping businesses to attract, retain and advance female talent globally through our strategic advisory (bespoke consulting), talent attraction (employer branding) & leadership development (training) solutions.

Our global client portfolio and influence allows us to tap into a diverse range of industries and individuals, enabling us to tailor world-class solutions with market-specific insights. We believe it is through our shared experiences and passion of the collective that real change will be made.

We drive impact by nurturing, leveraging and connecting our international network of business and emerging leaders and partners, all of whom are dedicated to seeing more women in leadership.

Our area of expertise is in working with male-dominated industries like technology and our client portfolio includes many of the big tech companies such as Google, Amazon Web Services, Adobe, Canva and Spotify.

“TDC Global put together a bespoke training for my team, and they nailed it. They understood the complexities our team were faced with, they took on our language and our challenges and made the content relevant, engaging and massively thought-provoking. The team were so engaged, and took away actionable insights and tools.  When considering Diversity and Inclusion for business, TDC Global is an excellent partner.”       

Head of Digital Consulting, Webprofits

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.


Inclusivity Quotient (InQ)

Inclusivity Quotient (InQ)

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting, Gender Diversity Coaching, Gender Diversity Training
Locations: Australia and Canada
0424 348 790

Inclusivity Quotient (InQ) is a boutique consultancy working with CEOs and senior executives committed to co-creating gender inclusive workplaces. Our signature program, designed to authentically engage senior male leaders in fostering inclusion, provides participants the opportunity to:

  • Explore the benefits – both professional and personal – of diverse and inclusive workplaces
  • Examine the key barriers impeding progress, including socially conditioned biases, systemic and cultural barriers and industry-specific challenges
  • Deeply reflect on how beliefs and behaviors are formed—particularly with regard to the role of men and women in the workplace, and society—and how they foster or impede inclusion
  • Virtually experience the harmful impact of gender exclusive language and behaviour
  • Explore threats and opportunities – moving from ‘zero sum thinking’ to ‘what’s in it for men
  • Surface self-determined solutions to overcome challenges and foster inclusion
  • Overcome bystander effect via peer-to-peer support
  • Identify skills-based training and reinforcement mechanisms to embed new, more inclusive ways of working

Informed by contemporary research on engaging men and a globally-recognised model of cultural transformation, InQ’s human-centred approach results in senior leaders open, active and authentic support.

“I’m most proud of the changes I’ve seen from our male leaders following their participation in the Co-Creating Inclusive Cultures: Engaging Men program. The changes they have applied, both in thought and action as a result of a greater understanding of how our biases may inadvertently play out, have been many and positive.”

CEO, global Infrastructure consulting firm

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.

Sally Yacoub - Gender, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Sally Yacoub - Gender, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Services Provided: Gender Diversity Consulting; Gender Diversity Coaching; Other Diversity Consulting and Coaching; Gender Diversity Training
Locations: Global

Email address:

Contact telephone: +1(514)929-7659


Ms. Sally Yacoub is a passionate, multicultural Gender Consultant and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant with more than twenty years of professional experience. Ms. Yacoub has a solid track record in providing technical and strategic advice on gender equality and financial and social inclusion as well as on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In fact, she has profound experience in conducting gender and social inclusion as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion assessments and in designing and delivering pragmatic strategies and project interventions that aim to promote gender equality and the inclusion of under-represented groups. She is experienced in developing strategies and roadmaps for change. She is fluent in English and Arabic and has intermediate proficiency in French. 

Ms. Yacoub has profound experience in designing and delivering training, guidelines and toolkits, and awareness raising materials on gender equality, social inclusion, and diversity, equity, and inclusion for different target audience. She also has extensive experience in coaching and building the capacity of staff, including senior staff, on gender, diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and on the application of those concepts in particular fields such as human resources, communication, and fundraising.

Ms. Yacoub’s clients range from nongovernmental organizations to microfinance institutions with global presence to think tanks to global humanitarian organizations and small-medium firms in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region including Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco as well as Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, and North America, and others. She has experience in areas/sectors such as financial inclusion including insurance, savings, and digital financial services, energy, women entrepreneurship, humanitarian aid, SME finance, agriculture including aquaculture, economic development, education, youth employment, and others.

Whether your organization is new to or advanced in promoting gender equality and diversity, equity and inclusion, Ms. Yacoub has a range of service offerings – including diagnostics, roadmap and strategy development, awareness and capacity building training and coaching – to accompany your organization and staff in your journey and to support you in achieving your desired results. She adheres to the highest standards in service delivery and to global best practices in gender equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion.