Diversity & Inclusion Consulting

Establishing inclusive workplaces and achieving equality of opportunity for employees is a global business imperative. 

Having a strong focus on D&I and wellbeing is critical to helping staff feel safe and engaged, while also helping position the organisation for recovery and growth.

Leveraging our experience in diversity and inclusion (D&I) and cultural change, our team supports organisations to identify and disrupt barriers to inclusion and strengthen inclusive leadership capability.

We do this by developing and embedding impactful, tailored interventions that reflect your organisation’s key business priorities.

How can we help your organisation

Current state and independent reviews

Understanding an organisation’s ‘current state’ of diversity and inclusion creates a baseline from which to measure change. It identifies the root causes behind a lack of progress and identifies specific, targeted interventions to address them. Our reviews are rigorous and completed to a standard that can be released publicly as an independent review where required. Services include:

  • Independent reviews into culture, complaints, sexual harassment or bullying (including Respect@Work)
  • D&I current state assessment including pillar-specific reviews, e.g. gender, disability, cultural diversity, LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
  • Independent capability review
  • Complaints handling review
  • Legislation compliance assessment 

Impact evaluation

Leveraging leading practice tools to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of your D&I programs and provide recommendations for continuous improvement. Services include:

  • Inclusive Culture Index (ICI) - A research based, diagnostic tool to measure employee perceptions of workplace inclusion
  • Gender Pay Equity Analysis
  • WHS and/or legislation compliance 
  • Public policy/program impact assessment 

Strategy and action planning

Identifying leading practices and effective interventions to drive meaningful and sustainable change towards D&I your objectives. Services include:

  • D&I strategy
  • Gender Equality Strategy
  • Cultural Inclusion Strategy
  • Independent Inquiry Response
  • Gender Pay Gap Action Plan
  • Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 

Policy and frameworks

Developing and advising on organisational and public policy frameworks to drive organisational and societal change around your D&I objectives. Services include:

  • Violence prevention
  • Public policy advisory and development
  • Respect@Work 
  • Policy and process refresh

Implementation support

Behavioural change management, communications campaigns and program design and roll out to help you drive meaningful impact. Services include:

  • Implementation of recommendations following an independent Review
  • Cultural transformation implementation
  • Change management and program management 
  • Capability-building across leadership and management teams
  • Monitoring and reviewing progress 

Leadership and capability uplift

Equipping leaders, managers, HR professionals, and team members with critical capability. Services include:

  • Inclusive Leadership Workshops
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leading Safe and Respectful Workplaces Training
  • Building psychological safety training
  • Sponsorship and mentorship programs


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Contact us

Elizabeth Shaw

Partner, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 402 853 852

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