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diversity is more than what you say. it’s what you do.

Enspira helps organizations create cultures of belonging by addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in sustainable policies and practices for the longterm.

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when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging...

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structural biases are inevitable

Systemic, structural bias exists within organizations that perpetuates individual biases and inequity in opportunities, relationships, and culture.

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short-term solutions won’t cut it

Some companies resist deep-seated changes in DEIB policies and practices, while others seek short-term cursory solutions. But because neither approach alters existing biases, the root inequity persists.

Enspira equips organizations with the tools to create inclusive cultures

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We help engender equitable and inspiring workplaces...

With thorough listening, demographic analysis, and best practices in inclusive policies and practices, Enspira develops DEIB solutions designed to generate engagement and growth for the longterm.

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...with the experience and expertise to create meaningful change

Our skills-based approach to the nuances of how to best implement systemic changes help your organization achieve DEIB goals that drive business impact.

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Enspira is a SHRM Recertification Provider for the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging & HR and Onboarding & Unconscious Bias in Hiring workshops.

DEIB by the numbers

19%
higher revenue

Companies with diverse management teams generate 19% higher revenue

1.7x
more innovative

Inclusive companies are 1.7 times more likely to be innovators in their industries

67%
job seekers rate as important

Job seekers say a diverse workforce is important when considering job offers

87%
better decisions

Diverse teams outperform individuals by up to 87% in making smart business decisions

35%
outperform competitors

Racially and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%

20%
desire to stay

20% of employees' desire to stay at their organization is linked to feelings of inclusion

we live our own values at Enspira

Unlocking human potential.

At Enspira, we put people at the center of everything we do.  By devising HR systems with inclusion at their core, we believe there are countless ways to amplify unique perspectives, create brave spaces for uncomfortable conversations, and embrace authenticity--vital steps in propelling the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to new heights.

Be you.  Be illuminated.  Be at Enspira.

perspectives on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

How the LGBTQ+ Movement is Dismantling the Gender Binary System

Uniqueness of identification has grown and blossomed into a spectrum of diversity, challenging the way companies think about DEIB.

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Is Fear a Barrier to Inclusion & Belonging? Why Companies Balk at Action

DEIB programs are surging across the American workplace. Why are some employers still not taking action?

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Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace: A Webinar

Join us for a dynamic discussion with neurodiversity experts on the benefits of employing a diverse team.

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Reflections on LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Corporate America

For Pride Month 2021, Enspira interviewed two pioneers in the LGBTQ+ business community who continue to inspire change.

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our deib team

Leesa Hill

Senior Director, Head of Leadership Effectiveness & DEIB Expert

Leesa (she/her) has 25 years of experience in the Human Resources industry with deep expertise in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), and Learning and Development. Prior to Enspira, she worked in human resource roles at Biogen, Pfizer and Kforce Inc. She has a proven track record of creating and implementing successful DEIB strategies in a variety of organizational settings which includes a pace setting women on boards program, fit-for-purpose strategic roadmaps, launching and leveraging Employee Resource Groups/Networks and Diversity Councils, creating and leading a years long DEIB-focused community of practice and being an active member of the HR D+I Council. Leesa has a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion for HR from Cornell’s ILR School, is certified in the ED&I 360 & Inclusive Behavior Inventory Assessment and earned her BFA in Dance from Shenandoah Conservatory. Leesa actively mentors women from underrepresented groups who are passionate in the space of DEIB.

Rebecca Harris

Director, Human Capital & DEIB Expert

Rebecca has over 10 years of experience in HR, with a focus in Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and Talent Acquisition. Prior to Enspira, she worked for Viasat, Inc. leading the Diversity & Inclusion global workforce strategy. She is also certified in conducting Aperian Global’s GlobeSmart® Inclusive Behaviors Inventory & 360 assessments. Previously, she worked at Biogen in Diversity & Inclusion and University Relations roles. Before Biogen, she worked in operations roles in nonprofit community development and in recruiting. She has a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion Management from Cornell’s ILR School, a Certificate in HR Management & Analytics from Wharton, a Master's degree in International Relations from King's College, London, and a Bachelor's degree in History from UC Santa Barbara. Rebecca is passionate about building inclusive spaces – where everyone feels that the differences they bring are valued, and that they belong.

Tiffany Sturdivant

Associate Director, Human Capital & DEIB Expert

Tiffany Sturdivant successfully transitioned from teaching music to working in customer service and supervisory roles during her 20-year career. As a mental wellness and inclusion coach, Tiffany works to help others set aside their doubts and use what motivates them most as fuel for change and commitment. She believes that every individual has a power hub that is waiting to be leveraged to help them to become more confident and self-assured. As a leader, Tiffany has developed effective coaching programs to onboard and train supervisors and colleagues, and created employee mentorship and developmental programs for succession planning. Tiffany has also collaborated with and organized diversity, equity, and inclusion programs to educate and increase representation across all levels of the service organization. Tiffany holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from NC A&T SU, along with a masters in Life Coaching from Liberty University. She received credentials as a business and professional coach from NC State University, and is an associate certified coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Tiffany also holds a Certificate of Mastery for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leaders, and is also certified in inclusion coaching.

Cristina Hancock

Associate Director, Human Capital & DEIB Expert

Cristina Hancock is an HR leader and Equity and Inclusion trainer, facilitator, and advocate bringing more than nine years of experience to organizations across a variety of sectors. Prior to Enspira, Cristina spent much of her career in non-profits, most recently holding the role of Director of People Operations at GreenLight Fund where she built the HR function from the ground up. Cristina has also worked as a DEIB facilitator and trainer with a wide range of organizations. Cristina thrives when partnering with staff of diverse backgrounds to create systems, processes and spaces where individuals and organizations can thrive. Leveraging her work and lived experience, Cristina has a deep passion for and knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI) best practices and is committed to bringing an equity lens to all aspects of her work. Cristina holds a BA in Sociology from Boston College and a SHRM-SCP certificate, Cristina has never met a plane ticket, a concert ticket or restaurant menu she'd turn down.

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Enspira reimagines and revolutionizes the human-work experience with innovative HR solutions that put the power of business purpose in the hands of your people.

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