CCL believes organizations can kick-start diversity & inclusion initiatives with a focus on equity. Our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion practice is rooted in decades of research and work with leaders and organizations, from our groundbreaking research on women leaders breaking the glass ceiling to our decades-long Leading Across Differences research project.

We know from our experience and from the stories of leaders like you that diverse teams can innovate, solve problems, and address complex challenges — but success is not automatic. Thoughtful leadership, built on self-awareness and recognition of the impact of social identity on others’ experience, is required.

REAL™: A Framework for Action on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We create leadership solutions using the REAL framework to shift mindsets, behaviors, and practices towards equitable and inclusive leadership for individuals, teams, and organizations.

CCL's REAL Framework for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

We seek to work with organizational partners to prepare leaders and organizations to tackle EDI challenges in service of lasting results that matter.

Additional Resources on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Kick-Start Your Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives with a Focus on Equity


Learn strategies to tackle diversity and inclusion challenges and avoid the most common mistakes in your organization’s DEI efforts.

5 Powerful Ways to Take REAL Action on DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and answer the question What is DEI?


Learn strategies to tackle DEI challenges and infuse your leadership and culture with the toolset needed to build greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

understand social identity to lead in a changing world


What is social identity, and why does it matter to great leadership? Read this article to learn about this overlooked aspect of diversity awareness.