Organizations that are diverse, equitable and inclusive are those which succeed in their missions, retain vibrant and varied workforces, engage clients, and make meaningful differences to their communities and society. It is through embracing and sharing diverse ideas and values that positive, lasting change happens. All of which begins with an executive search firm with decades of DEI experience.
Impactful DEI Services
WittKieffer’s diversity executive recruiting and client solutions are designed for organizations, teams and individual leaders as a means of evolving and strengthening their behaviors, practices and processes. We offer the following services and resources to support and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, with additional services to come in the near future:
When people recognize and acknowledge their own and others’ biases, they have an opportunity to reduce those biases’ harmful impact on behavior. WittKieffer provides a compelling, evidenced-based overview of the role of bias and how it can be mitigated in workplace discussions and decision making.
Our Multicultural Coaching is executive coaching through the lens of DEI. It increases respect for how identities affect experiences on both individuals and organizations, prompting executives to practice leadership behaviors that support more equitable work environments.
of our slates feature diverse candidates
of placements are women and/or people of color (Data for one year as of July 2022)
Diversity in Leadership Recruitment
We work seamlessly with our colleagues in our Healthcare and Education Practices to identify chief diversity executives and officers who, given the right resources and support, can transform their organizations in a time of great social and cultural change. In the past decade WittKieffer has conducted more than 100 executive searches for diversity leaders, with titles including:
- Chief Diversity Officer
- Chief Inclusion Officer
- Chief Diversity, Equity and Belonging Officer
- Chief Justice, Equity and Inclusion Officer
- Vice President for Equity and Strategic Initiatives
- Vice President for Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Vice President for Equity and Community
- Vice Provost for Institutional Equity
- Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion
We have relationships with some of the most influential diversity leaders in the industries we serve. These individuals are shaping the future of their organizations and fields.
Consultative Expertise in Building Candidate Slates
WittKieffer supports hiring organizations who seek diverse, dynamic candidates as they look to build and broaden the representation of their leadership teams. Over many years we have built relationships with affinity groups in the industries we serve to develop trusting bonds with diverse leaders and provide us with contacts for identifying up-and-coming executives. A few of the organizations we work closely with include:
Knowledge, Expertise and Educational Resources
Our DEI executive search consultants are thought leaders, regularly speaking at industry events and writing on diversity-related topics essential to our clients and candidates. They are also encouraged to pursue certification such as through the renowned eCornell Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, in which participants explore today’s most pressing diversity and inclusion topics, including equity, unconscious bias, psychological safety, inclusive leadership, and cross-cultural conversations. We leverage all of our learnings and expertise to the benefit of our clients and candidates.