BJ Thomas Consulting Group, LLC, a minority woman-owned small business, is a diversity and inclusion agency dedicated to helping organizations improve their overall brand value and increase bottom-line results by empowering a diverse culture serving a diverse global nation.
Certified Diversity Professional
HRT Solutions is a Pittsburgh-based Human Resources and Recruitment outsourcing firm, serving global Fortune 500 companies across a variety of verticals. We’re skilled at working with clients of all sizes, from high-profile brands to small businesses and start-ups. Our ideal clients are not a particular size, but are thought leaders who understand that building and leading a strong team can positively impact their bottom line. We aim to partner with organizations that want to maximize the value of their workforce and understand that their team is the foundation of future success.
Michael’s Manna LLC is a full spectrum food service company that serves its clients in the area of private chef work, catering, opening chef work, chef consulting. MaestroChef’s Products is also a DBA under Michael’s Manna and provides original flavors (spices) for consumers, and high end food service operations.
EnterChange Group, LLC is a small, genderqueer woman-owned research and consulting firm dedicated to elevating people and advancing organizations through equity-driven and inclusive change strategy. This firm is certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Women’s Business Enterprise (through WBENC), and LGBT Business Enterprise (through NGLCC). We are committed to a human-centered approach to strategic growth that centers Inclusion, Insight, Integrity, and Innovation. Intersectional equity is at the heart of our work. Appreciating difference and promoting the full contribution of all can only help us achieve the richest potential of humanity and organized work. These are the qualities that we aspire to personally and professionally. We listen first, then we use what we learn to build a strategic, equity-driven process to drive the change forward with everyone onboard!
Lead Consultants Sarah and Amanda have a combined 25 years working to advance equity and inclusion across government, arts, education and workforce development in the Pittsburgh region. Sarah holds a PhD in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, and Amanda holds an MBA from Robert Morris University. Both have completed diversity, equity, and inclusion training through organizations like the Aspen Institute, Courageous Conversation Academy, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, YogaRoots on Location, and the American Association of University Women. Our work has focused on strategic and innovative development that promotes equitable, inclusive, and sustainable access to opportunity and mobility. As consultants, we have worked with both small to medium-sized organizations as well as large nonprofit systems, coalitions, and philanthropic foundations, including American Association of Birth Centers, Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, and The Pittsburgh Foundation. This background well-positions us to provide customized DEI training and strategic support with strong appreciation for diverse audiences, services, and local/national contexts.
Our appreciative inquiry, strengths-based, positive approach to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and accessibility/justice work is, in part, about promoting the trust, unity, and accountability needed to begin to heal from racism and other identity-based challenges. We support healing and strategic growth through trainings, resources, and facilitated conversations. We are intentional in centering intersectional identities (race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc.) in our work and the data we collect to inform change efforts. Moreover, we balance the business principles that serve (such as strategy, sustainability, and continual improvement) with trauma-informed, embodied practice that values both how workers think about power and oppression and their lived (physical and emotional) experiences.Overall, EnterChange Group is committed to a person-centered approach to change and organizational growth.
Campos is a customer experience and brand planning firm that puts research at the forefront of strategy to help organizations thrive.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Campos specializes in working with clients to understand their customers and prospects using customized research methodologies, uncovering the current state of a brand or customer experience and exploring opportunities to engage customers and differentiate from competitors. Our strategists translate research insights into actionable strategies that drive growth for our clients.
Campos has been a market research leader in the Pittsburgh region for nearly 35 years. We pride ourselves not only on unearthing meaningful insights, but translating them into clearly defined strategies whose impact can be measured over time.
Computer and electronics asset recovery and recycling. We recapture value on out of service technology.
Dr. Jacquline L. Gray is the founder and CEO of KJ Consulting.
Having worked mostly in the area of human resources as a generalist, specialist, recruiter, manager and director for nonprofit organizations and corporate companies, she is very familiar with payroll, creating and facilitating training’s, onboarding, policy and procedure and employee development. She is particularly experienced in the areas of strategic planning, directing of administrative functions in complex organizations, developing company culture and mediating employee relations disputes.
Dr. Gray earned her Doctorate Degree in Professional Leadership and Administration from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a member of PHRA (Pittsburgh Human Resources Association) and SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management).
Dr. Gray lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When Dr. Gray is not working she likes to spend time with her grandson.
ACT3 Consulting Partners is a consulting group focusing on [the intersection between] Arts & Culture, Community & Technology. ACT3 was conceived in 2014 by life-long friends: Kendra Ross, Denele Biggs and Tanika Harris. Between the three partners, they represent a wide gamut of experience, areas of expertise and interests. Their experience includes almost 20 years in the music industry, 15+ years in corporate and non-profit sectors and 16+ years in the field of Information Technology for banking and financial institutions. The Partners also represent vast and varied skill sets from Project Management and Program Development to Event Planning, Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance. The Partners are community-engaged servant leaders ready to meet your consulting needs.