Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. 

~Mahatma Gandhi

VIA Consulting’s holistic and comprehensive methodology supports organizations and businesses in successfully cultivating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at a fundamental level. We provide high-level engagement and an in-depth and intersectional DEI training that equips organizations on how to successfully co-create inclusive cultures and equitable systems. 

"Our holistic approach with this multifaceted body of work is encompassing of our shared humanity and our intent to catalyze systems towards equity.

As such, centering diverse and marginalized voices is critical in informing meaningful systemic change at a systemic level. Our commitment to cultivating true Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is rooted in principles of learning with humility, exercising compassionate and active listening, and leading through transformational change. We together can co-create 

an equitable, thriving and just world for all." 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion methodology includes:

  • Engage and enlist key stakeholders in meaningful ways, both internal and external.

  • Enlist organization’s commitment for systemic change, with an inclusive shared vision. 

  • Conduct a comprehensive equity and impact assessment.

  • Examine racial inequities and power dynamics within the organization, and its operations.

  • Examine Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at a fundamental and systemic level.

  • Provide DEI interdisciplinary training, with a humanistic and holistic approach. 

  • Cultivate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at a fundamental level.

  • Identify culturally relevant ways to engage with and include community and constituency. 

  • Operationalize Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through a system's approach.

  • Define and implement best practices, evaluation methodology and metrics.

  • Conduct social return on investment, track and report. 

 

Effectively cultivating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion empowers individuals and communities on how to identify and shift oppressive power dynamics. This also informs individuals on how to become a more effective ally and change-agent for catalyzing systems towards equity.  

 

 

About Valeria, aka Val: 

Thriving in the face of adversity has defined Val’s life, especially during her childhood while growing up in inner city Boston in the 1980s. Her life experiences as an immigrant child, and Latinx-woman-of-color have shaped her in profound ways. As a result, Val is deeply committed in cultivating diversity, inclusivity and equity at a fundamental level.