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Our Story

Founded by Dr Katie Spearritt in 2009, the Diversity Partners story is a simple one – to create more inclusive and diverse work cultures.

Having held senior diversity roles for Hewlett Packard (in Australia and Asia), Coles Group, and NAB, Katie recognised the opportunity to share this corporate experience more widely and bring some of Australia’s best Diversity and Inclusion professionals together as an external ‘centre of excellence’ for companies.

We set about putting our extensive experience and specialist nous to good use, providing strategic consulting and learning programs to organisations in Australia and Asia.

As business grew, the team expanded to include senior consultants with specialist knowledge and diverse lived experiences.

Over the past decade, Diversity Partners has worked with more than 500 organisations from diverse industries to create workplace cultures that are well placed to be the workplaces of the future – more diverse, more inclusive, more innovative and driving growth and new ideas for the benefit of everyone.

"We aspire to be recognised in the market as the consulting partner of choice and thought leader on diversity and inclusive leadership."

Dr Katie Spearritt, CEO

Along the way, we’ve educated thousands of leaders on the business case for diversity and ways to challenge unconscious bias and develop inclusive leadership skills.

We’ve assessed organisational challenges and opportunities through our diversity diagnostic tool and pathway, designed D& I strategies, coached leaders to role-model inclusive leadership, helped set up effective flexible work arrangements, and provided ‘on the ground’ implementation support to follow through our recommendations, achieving better engagement, more innovation, and increased business performance for our clients.

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