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.



Readying your company for black and brown talent to thrive.

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Race and Economics Livestream Series: Interviews with our nation’s leading thought leaders focused on the link between race, economics and the workplace


Executive Advisory Packages:

Customized thought partnership and advisory retainers available at 3, 6 and 12 month packages


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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Training and Immersions:


Haper Slade presents The Garden ™

Harper Slade’s Signature DEI Experience

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.


The Garden, Harper Slade’s signature DEI experience is an intensive, fun and engaging team training like no other. It gives the participants a richer understanding of the distinctions among Diversity (D), Inclusion (I) and Equity (E) work. Participants will learn how to effectively advance a stronger, more engaged and productive workforce, with DEI, as a strategic lever. They will learn how to support, assign value to, and actively remove impediments compromising the growth and development of the:


  • Unique Plants and Flowers in most every garden

  • Soil which must be conditioned to assure that all seeds planted in it and growing from it, are cared for according to their needs

  • Gardeners  who care for the needs of the individual flowers and plants, help amend the soil and otherwise assure the garden is flourishing


Unjustified Inequity:

Origins of Racism and its economic implications *Q3 2022 


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