Approach

Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group is an innovative, implementation-focused Diversity & Inclusion consulting and training company for your workplace. We bring no frills, deeply practical Diversity & Inclusion expertise and experience.

Our knowledge and services encompasses all aspects of talent – recruiting, learning and development, succession planning, performance management, and associate engagement – to the Diversity & Inclusion work in your organization for a holistic talent strategy, goal-setting, and programming.  We have worked with clients from many different industries including pharma, finance (banking institutions and accounting firms), academia (colleges and universities), tech, law, sports, and nonprofit.

Other consultants leave after making recommendations, we stay to implement them.

When to Use Us

When you are ready to start Diversity & Inclusion in your organization but do not know where or the best way to begin.

When you want to take Diversity & Inclusion in your organization beyond multicultural awareness and training.

When you want your workforce demographic make-up and engagement to change.


Our Beliefs

We believe in DOING Diversity & Inclusion, not just talking about it.

We believe training alone will NOT bring about change.

We believe Diversity & Inclusion is not only about changing of the minds, it is about changing of practices and processes.

We believe integration is the best method for inclusion at the workplace.


Our Approach

Our method is a no-frills and practical one.

Our unique approach is to FULLY IMPLEMENT Diversity & Inclusion in your organization to ensure sustainable success. We believe Diversity & Inclusion comes from DOING the work, not just from believing in it.

Whether it is our onsite facilitation/training or our offsite workshops, we combine our comprehensive talent knowledge and organizational behavior expertise with our experiences of what really works in the workplace to deliver implementable and sustainable techniques, strategies and information.

Check out the services that we provide. Contact us to see how we can put our approach to work for you.


About Us and Our Expertise

Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group is led by Su Joun (she/her/hers), a Diversity & Inclusion scholar and practitioner with deep comprehensive senior business leader and entrepreneur experience in diverse industries from financial services to publishing to health care.

In addition to fueling the Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group, Su is an adjunct Professor at Suffolk University teaching Global Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior and CareerLAUNCH classes.

She was the Vice President of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) where she led the enterprise diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, performance management, and leadership development, and associate engagement teams. In addition to expertise in Diversity & Inclusion and talent management, she held leadership roles in IT & operations, marketing, sales and call centers at BCBSMA, Key Corp, and Virgin Money. Su also founded and operated a publishing company. This breadth of experiences enables her to fully understand and “speak the language” of the various business areas and leaders allowing for true partnership to champion Diversity & Inclusion goals and programs.

Su received her MBA from Suffolk University and her MS in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. She currently serves as the Board Vice-Chair for the UMASS Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Her thought-leadership on Diversity & Inclusion and talent overall has been showcased in the Skillsoft video library, the Urban Update, in various articles in BBJ and Workable.com, and she has presented to various audiences such as the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, NAAAP, HubSpot, CFO Roundtable, and Commonwealth Compact.

Gwendolyn McCoy is a Senior Consultant at Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group leveraging her expertise in strategy, program and event design/management, and training and development to help companies foster inclusion, and attract/engage diverse talent.

In her previous role as an Enterprise Inclusion Leader at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), Gwendolyn built and managed programs focused on increasing cultural competence, fostering inclusion, and recruiting, retaining and optimizing diverse talent. These enterprise-wide programs included D&I education and consultation, diversity and inclusion awards and recognition, employee resource groups, and diversity dialogues.. Her signature program, Women@Blue, focused on career development and girl empowerment and was recognized, along with other BCBSMA D&I programs, as Boston Business Journal’s Best Diversity Initiatives in 2014.

She has lent her expertise and resources in the community as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Huntington YMCA, a Community Partner of the Department of Youth Affairs at Prince Hall, Director of Analytics for the Boston Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, and on the Event/Fundraising Committee of Girls’ L.E.A.P. Gwendolyn is also on the Board of Encuentro Diaspora Afro (EDA), a non-profit that empowers the Afro-Latino community with an emphasis on middle and high school students. She recently led the planning of EDA’s Raising Our Voices/Alzando Nuestras Voces, a two-day conference exploring afro-identity across the globe.

Gwendolyn chaired the Freedom Fund/Centennial Celebration Committee for the Boston Chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 2011. Her awards and recognition include: 2015 NAACP’s Boston Chapter President’s Award, El Planeta’s Powermeter 100 in 2012 and 2013, and the McM Partner Award for her role in the award-winning Multicultural Marketing Ambassadors Program of BCBSMA. Her floral business, MS Creative Group—which focuses on artist management, small business marketing, and floral and event design—was featured in the United States Postal AD campaign Small Business Solutions.

Jen Coburn (she/her/hers) is a Consultant with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group. She discovered her passion for this work while serving as the Global Staffing Specialist for Oxfam America. During that time, Jen was a founding member of both the Oxfam America and Oxfam International Diversity and Inclusion Working Groups. She helped to plan and organize Oxfam’s participation in the Boston Pride Parade for over five years. She helped to build Oxfam’s diversity recruiting strategy and saw a marked increase in the level of diversity in the talent pipeline.

During her time at Oxfam, Jen frequently collaborated with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and has spoken at their events. She was awarded the MRC Distinguished Employer Award in 2017 and received a Certificate of Recognition from MCB in 2016.

She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Jen taught English to Kindergartners in Seoul, South Korea.

Amanda Martinez is a Senior Consultant with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group who has extensive experience assisting organizations improve their strategic operations with a concentration on diversity and organizational development.  Her previous experience includes similar roles in the non-profit, medical device, consulting, semiconductor, consumer products and aerospace industries.  Most recently, Amanda was the Executive Director of the Latino STEM Alliance; a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower underserved youth through STEM education.

Ms. Martinez supports many non-profit organizations and has a strong passion for STEM, diversity and mentoring initiatives.  This passion has been exhibited through her involvement in many organizations including serving on the Global Employee Resource (ERG) Council and HOLA ERG core team for Boston Scientific and as a founding member of the Greater Boston Diversity Collaborative; a collaboration of Fortune 500 companies tasked with raising diversity awareness and support within the Greater Boston area.

Amanda’s passion is also shown through her work as the Board President for the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative in Nashua, NH and as a workgroup member of the NH Race & Equity initiative. Amanda’s dedication to her community has been recognized by the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots Foundations and by MassMentoring and the Highland Street Foundation as their inaugural Ignite Award Honoree.  Amanda was also recognized as one of El Planeta’s POWERMETER 100’s “Most Influential People for Latinos in Massachusetts”.

Amanda is an alumna of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where she also served as a board member of the school’s Alumni Association.

Zainub R. Ruane (she/her/hers) is a Consultant with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group. While serving as a Global Product Manager for Boston Scientific Corporation(BSC), she realized her passion for diversity and inclusion. At BSC she served as the Women’s Network liaison for the Cambridge, MA office, an experience which exposed her to corporate D&I strategy.

Zainub has nearly a decade of experience working with Global Fortune 500 Companies such as Boston Scientific, Olympus America and Chubb Corporation. She has developed and influenced product marketing on a regional and international level. The majority of her experience is in the medical device industry where she marketed surgical devices and systems. Throughout all of her roles Zainub has played an active part in supporting team and organizational culture.

She received her Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College, and her Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science with a minor in Anthropology from Rutgers University. Most recently Zainub completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from eCornell.

Stefanie A. Smith is a consultant with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group leveraging her previous experience and extensive background as DEI Subject Matter Expert.  Stefanie has partnered with clients, government entities, media agencies, corporate partners and brands to develop quality initiatives and programs maximizing diverse representation, tangible metrics, and effective action.

As a certified diversity practitioner, speaker, and moderator some of her biggest professional accomplishments include her work alongside diversity leaders such as Dennis Kennedy of the National Diversity Council and Glenn Singleton of the Pacific Education Group/Courageous Conversations About Race.  Stefanie is a proud advocate for multicultural diversity spaces and bases her work in the needed research and policy suggestions on those cultures.  

Stefanie leans on her natural abilities to empathetically read the state of corporate culture to inform effective long-term strategy and implementation plan development.  Notably she developed DEI framework, programming and educational learning paths for consulting change management giant Kotter International.  Her imprint and previously seeded works are still being replicated today due to her natural ability to meticulously elevate diversity across all business lines and employee levels including c-suite and boards. 

Stefanie acquired her bachelor’s degree from Salem State University and obtained her first masters at UMass Boston and second masters at Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs via National Urban Fellows accelerated MPA program.  

Although originally born in Atlanta, Georgia Stefanie calls Boston and the Northeast her forever home.  Mostly you will find her joking along with friends, family and spending her spare time somewhere warm and fun.

Wendy Hernandez is Su Joun’s Executive Assistant. She supports daily operations, special projects, and logistical planning for meetings, conferences and workshops. She also publishes Diversity Digest, D@W’s e-newsletter.

Wendy brings 10+ years of experience supporting high-profile executives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management and Writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she attended on a Talented Minority Scholarship, and a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Marshall Joun (he/him/his) is a part-time intern with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group. His passion for diversity and inclusion stemmed from his experience as a professional actor and performer in the Greater Boston area. 

Marshall has worked closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Student Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Penn State University’s School of Theatre. He has professional performance and recruitment/community outreach experience for many reputable theatre companies in the city of Boston and has served as a Brand Ambassador for such companies as Unilever manufacturing. Marshall has taught children ages 5 – 18 at Wheelock Family Theatre in classes and summer camp.

Marshall is a rising junior at Penn State University, currently receiving his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Acting.

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