Our Services

  • Are you overwhelmed by DEI with no real understanding of the distinctions among the three concepts but far too embarrassed to say that aloud? Do you sometimes worry that you will say the wrong thing and offend your employees,

  • Are you worried that your Diversity and Inclusion efforts thus far are misapplied, ill-focused, underwhelming and perhaps insincere?

  • Have you recently executed a racial equity pledge or otherwise committed to a greater commitment toward advancing racial equity at work but not sure where to start, how to gain internal alignment, and establish rigor and impact around this work?

  • Have you gleaned, via your employee engagement surveys or DEI audits, that there is work you need to do to deepen engagement with employees of different races, ethnicities, and cultures and are looking for a partner to help bring clarity to this work?

  • Are you looking for an advisor to come alongside of you to help evolve and mature your overall strategy and/or execution of racial equity in the workplace? 

Harper Slade can help. We are your trusted advisor in this journey and make no mistake, it is a journey. But you are not alone. We partner with you to achieve greater employee engagement that ignites unprecedented innovation and competitive advantage for your company. As it relates to your sincere curiosity, if not outright desire, to finally remedy workplace racial inequity that is plaguing our country and its work environments, well, we can help with that too.

Education and Programs


Every flower in a garden has a history. Some come from seeds, others from bulbs. Some were planted elsewhere, uprooted and re-homed. Some were blown in by the wind. What determines how they all thrive in a collective, common space? Two things primarily: 1) How they are cared for by the gardener and 2) The condition of the soil in which they are planted.


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Black Chat designed to help unearth the collective black professional lived experience, by City, so business and economic development leaders can have real time data around the obstacles associated with recruiting and retaining black professionals in their city. Many American cities, especially those that remain economically segregated, struggle not only with being able to recruit black talent to their city but retain the talent, no matter the sector or industry. This is even more acute for those cities that have corporate leaders who are reared in segregated cities. As you might imagine this poses quite an economic conundrum. As the country becomes more reliant on the growing minority population, this will become more and more of an economic issue for the region. The battle is an ideological one, not just an employee engagement one. Let us show you how. This “traveling” workshop series… Curated Conversations will help you understand (and respond to) the collective black professional work experience in your city.


Coming in 2023.


For Executive Education Providers, Chambers of Commerce, DEI Executives with large, distributed enterprises, Racial Equity Pledge Holding Entities. Let us help you assure you are best positioned to help your members and teams are cultivating the right environment for black and brown talent to thrive. 

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Advisory Services:

Like you, we are interested in cultivating a commitment to DEI, not just perfunctory compliance with it. DEI is a workforce and organizational strategy. At its core, it is a transformational undertaking. We define transformation as bringing into existence tomorrow that which does not exist today. Therefore DEI is not a finite program or an initiative. It is a decision to fundamentally alter what you have traditionally believed and presumed, about inviting and embedding "difference" into your culture, and becoming accountable for the cumulative impact of not having done so earlier. Toward these ends, we partner with you in furtherance of all of it. 



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Racial Equity Assessments:

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Harper Slade’s Racial Equity Index program, powered by 

is the perfect process to help you understand (and respond to) the black and brown lived experience in your workplace.

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Coaching and Support:


Bundled Hourly packages for

• Black and brown talent in need of a safe space to share; give and receive career feedback

• Erg leaders and groups in need of greater culturally relevant and strategically impactful guidance

• People leaders who manage talent of color and uncomfortable navigating the relationship 

• Chief HR and diversity officers new to the company or function

• HR departments seeking help in advancing robust and effective recruiting and retention strategies for talent of color


• Executive DEI/Racial Equity Thought Partnership