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.  

Close to a decade later, Diversity Partners continues to work closely with clients to create inclusive cultures that are well placed to be the workplaces of the future - more inclusive, more diverse, more innovative and driving growth and new ideas for the benefit of everyone.

We believed clients needed a true partner in the area of Diversity & Inclusion and today we work with hundreds of clients to improve their people performance as well as play a vital role in shaping their future commercial growth and viability.

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 support 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.

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