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Ivy Planning Group was retained by W&M in 2021 to conduct a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) assessment and provide guidance to university leadership on implementing the DEI strategic plan and roadmap.

They began their assessment process at W&M in spring 2021, conducting focus groups and individual interviews with about 200 faculty, staff and students. The consultants also completed a systemic review of documents related to policies, practices and procedures and evaluated how they align with W&M’s DEI goals.

About Ivy Planning Group
  • Founded in 1990
  • Management consulting and training firm
  • Focus on diversity and inclusion as a workforce, workplace and marketplace opportunity
Recognized DEI Industry Leader
  • Ivy's co-founders named Top 25 Consultants by Consulting Magazine
  • Named 2011 Diversity Leader and Diversity Pioneer by Profiles in Diversity
  • 2018 Innovations in Diversity Award for Ivy's Power of Difference Pipeline
  • Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2021 Black Leaders Worth Watching Award
  • Selected by as a Top Diversity Owned Businesses in Maryland and a Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S.
Other Clients
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • MetLife
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • NASA
  • Comcast
  • New York Times
  • Deloitte
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Nike
  • Sony Pictures