Transformative DEI Consulting From The World Leading Experts
We help you build an organization your employees are proud to work for.
We’ve partnered with 1,000+ global companies to build strategies, train workforces, and analyze DEI impact. How can our experts support your efforts?
A Data-Driven Approach to Systemic Change
  • Grounded in research
  • Focused on impact
  • Designed and delivered by the world's leading experts

Your organization is unique — you need a DEI strategy to match. Our team of DEI leaders, HR experts, and data scientists tailor programs to address your unique challenges and opportunities.

Meet a Few of Our DEI Experts
Carissa Romero, PhD
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Carissa Romero, PhD
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Pronouns: She/her

Carissa currently leads Paradigm Training & People Development team. As one of Paradigm’s Co-Founders, Carissa developed Paradigm’s philosophy around evidence-based diversity, equity, and inclusion work. She has led Paradigm’s work with high-growth startups, leading media agencies, top law firms, and Fortune 500 companies — she has partnered with organizations including American Express, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Gap, Etsy, Lyft, The New York Times, and Zillow Group. Carissa currently focuses on helping organizations identify how to structure and prioritize DEI efforts based on where they are in their DEI journeys, and working with executive teams and People/HR leaders to drive change. 

Before coming to Paradigm, Carissa co-founded PERTS, a research center at Stanford University focused on the practical application of social psychology themes like belonging and growth mindset. Carissa was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for her innovative work at PERTS, where she currently serves as chair of the board.

Carissa’s work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal, and she has published her academic research in publications like Nature, Psychological Science, and Emotion. She has spoken at various conferences, including AtlanticLIVE, TechCrunch Disrupt, and SXSW. Carissa holds a doctorate in Psychology from Stanford University.

How Our Experts Partner With Forward-Thinking Organizations

We help companies drive change at the structural and individual levels. Our comprehensive suite DEI consulting services cultivate cultures where employees from all backgrounds can do their best work and thrive.

Here’s a sample of the ways we partner with organizations:

Assess Your DEI Efforts

We partner with you to uncover barriers to DEI throughout your organization and streamline, structure, and prioritize your efforts.

Design Your DEI Strategy

We collaborate with your key stakeholders to align on a vision for your DEI program, create a tailored strategy, and outline a roadmap.

Implement Inclusive Processes

We help ensure that your people processes — like hiring, performance management, and mentorship — are advancing your DEI efforts.

Understand Your Employees' Experiences

We show you how employees from different identity groups (e.g., race, gender, LGBTQ+) experience the organization through surveys and focus groups.

Build Effective Learning Journeys

We guide you on DEI education that will drive impact for your workforce, from the right topics for different audiences to engagement strategies to sustaining learning. We can also deliver the trainings.

Have a Trusted Advisor

We serve as an expert in your corner helping implement key initiatives and navigate challenges. We can support with everything from creating ERGs to crafting internal communications.

Paradigm blueprint

A DEI Strategy & Analytics Platform Built by Experts

Build, measure, and manage your DEI efforts with a software platform designed by the Paradigm team.

  • Assess Your Efforts
    Use Blueprint’s online assessment to tell us about your organization.
  • Benchmark Key Metrics
    See how you’re doing, and how you compare to other organizations, across four domains critical to DEI.
  • Implement the Right Initiatives
    Blueprint’s prioritization algorithm tells you which initiatives will drive impact for your organization and where to focus first.
  • Execute with Expert Guidance
    Every recommended initiative comes with directions on how to implement the initiative. You also have dedicated support from our consultants.
  • Evolve With Analytics
    Blueprint’s advanced analytics capabilities turns your complex HRIS data into an easy-to-understand visuals. Track and report the metrics that matter, like hiring, attrition, and employee representation by region, level, and function.

Shift the paradigm

Our team of award-winning, interdisciplinary experts all share the same goal — helping our clients build stronger, more inclusive organizations.

From Fortune 500s to fast-growing startups, the most forward-thinking companies around the world partner with Paradigm.


We’ve partnered with 1000+ global organizations to drive change


Increase in employee understanding of DEI strategies that foster inclusion

20 %

Increase in under-represented groups in leadership positions

Hear From Other Organizations Evolving Their DEI Strategy

We’ve worked with more than 1,000 of companies across six continents to design and implement effective D&I strategies. See what some of our clients have to say about the results.

“With Paradigm’s help, we have seen a huge cultural shift, and data prove the programs, processes, and frameworks we’re putting in place are moving the needle.”

The New York Times

“If an organization gets an opportunity to work with Paradigm, they should make sure not to miss it.”


“Paradigm is giving us the insights, tools, and strategies we need to evolve into a more diverse and successful workplace.”


“Blueprint provides bite-sized feedback with clear actions. It does not feel insurmountable in terms of making changes. The results are in a format that can be presented to senior leadership.”

Advent International

“Paradigm really helped us to capture voice in a way I’ve never seen in my professional career. They created a place for really effective and really safe dialogue within a company setting.”

Zillow Group

“We knew that our hiring goals needed to include building a more diverse team to serve our diverse range of customers”


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