The Mix approach

Research has shown that there are four key aspects to a successful Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and that a ‘one size fits all’ approach just doesn’t work.

Our DEI consultancy services are designed to create real transformation. We set measurable goals and benchmarks, regularly monitoring progress to ensure that our strategies are making a tangible impact. By focusing on both short-term wins and long-term sustainability, we help your organisation achieve lasting change.

Tailored ongoing support means we’re by your side as you implement strategies and initiatives. Our team provides regular check-ins, progress assessments, and timely adjustments to ensure your diversity and inclusion goals are being met. We understand that each organisation’s needs evolve, so our support adapts accordingly.

How we can help you.


  • Engaging Key Stakeholders through workshops or board briefings
  • Executive Coaching/Support for DEI Leads, with one-off coaching or monthly accountability
  • Develop the Business Case and identify how D&I is integral to the growth strategy of your business
  • Local Adaptation to help you leverage the diversity that already exists within your team
  • Communications and support in how to share your DEI strategy
So good was the work Hayley did for us that I did not hesitate to recommend her to a number of other companies.
Claire Parker
Senior Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Mix worked with us to understand our challenges and helped us shape the session so we managed to effectively change our conversation around diversity and inclusion.
David Bryson
Chief Operating Officer
Many thanks for the very insightful and valuable workshop that you presented to the Board.
Dr Rohan Chauhan
Trust Inclusion Lead


of consumers buy or advocate for brands based on their beliefs and values
2022 Edelman Trust Barometer


of global jobseekers have turned down or decided not to pursue a job opportunity because of a perceived lack of inclusion
McKinsey & Company, June 2022


of institutional investors subject ESG to the same scrutiny as operational and financial considerations
2022 Edelman Trust Barometer

Frequently Asked Questions

A DEI strategy is a comprehensive plan that outlines an organisation’s commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within its culture and operations. It includes specific goals, action plans, and metrics to drive DEI initiatives forward. An effective DEI strategy helps create a more inclusive workplace, improves employee satisfaction and retention, and enhances innovation and business performance by leveraging diverse perspectives and talents.

We’ll start with a thorough assessment of your organisation’s current DEI state using surveys, interviews, and data analysis to understand your unique challenges and opportunities. Based on the findings, we work closely with your leadership team to define a clear DEI vision and set realistic, measurable goals. We then develop a customised action plan that includes specific initiatives, timelines, and accountability mechanisms tailored to your organisation’s culture and objectives.

An effective DEI strategy includes several key components:

  • A clear DEI vision and mission statement.
  • Measurable goals and objectives.
  • Comprehensive policies and procedures to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Training and development programs to educate and empower employees.
  • Accountability mechanisms, such as regular monitoring and reporting, to track progress and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Engagement and communication plans to involve all stakeholders and foster a culture of inclusion.

Success will be measured through a combination of quantitative and qualitative metrics. Key performance indicators (KPIs) may include diversity representation across different levels of the organisation, employee engagement and satisfaction scores, retention and promotion rates of diverse talent, and the impact of DEI training programs. Regular surveys, focus groups, and feedback mechanisms help capture employee experiences and perceptions, providing a comprehensive view of the strategy’s effectiveness.

We offer a wide range of training options, from 1:1 leadership coaching and board briefings to company-wide training on all aspects of DEI. Our online DEI library, MixLEARN,provides on-demand reference guides and modular, in-depth learning for your whole organisation.Contact us to find out more about DEI training options.

The short answer is, no! Many organisations are choosing to move DEI out of HR and into ESG. We can help you to build a DEI Strategy which complements and builds upon any existing ESG / Sustainability / CSR strategies or frameworks.

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