Research & Consultancy

Whether you’re starting out on your diversity and inclusion journey or are super advanced, you’ll need a clear plan with measurable goals tied to your business strategy. The challenge is often about deciding what to focus on or focusing on too many things and not seeing clear results.

We partner with clients to understand what’s going on and what needs to be different for diversity and inclusion plans to succeed. We’ve benchmarked hundreds of organisations globally and our research, tools and consultancy provide you with accurate insights on what to focus on.

Our approach has been commended by heads of government around the world for helping organisations advance their diversity and inclusion goals and we hope you’ll be one of them.

Our Research & Consultancy Services

Diversity DNA Toolkit

Identify strengths, weakness and gaps in diversity and inclusion plans. 

Our virtual audit pinpoints what’s currently going on in your organisation against seven areas. Responses are analysed and benchmarked against our unique index and external best practice. We work with you to identify priorities and actions to build an effective diversity and inclusion strategy, with regular 3, 6 and 12-month progress reviews.

Research and Trends

Access to insights and new knowledge shaping the diversity and inclusion landscape.

We have proven expertise in designing, compiling and publishing global diversity and inclusion research studies. Our projects have influenced policy and provide industry benchmarks for organisations and governments. We’re regularly commissioned to take on large projects and use a range of methodologies to achieve the best results.


Embedding thought leaders into your team, helping to empower from the inside.

Making progress in the diversity and inclusion field takes planning, hard work, accountability, perseverance, solid communication; And in many cases, extra hands and brains. We work with clients in different ways and can support you with everything from board facilitation, in-house research and discovery days, to providing virtual team members and trainers. We also offer coaching at executive, employee, and team level.

What People Are Saying

“Boardwalk have a vast network and access to deep and relevant research to help understand the barriers women are facing in the workplace and to support organisations on the journey to uncover biases and reach 30% women in leadership roles and beyond.”

Karina Govindji, Group Head of Diversity and inclusion, Vodafone

“Boardwalk are energetic and consistently tireless in their advocacy across all aspects of diversity and inclusion. Their business-oriented, fact-based, can-do approach grounded in deep expertise is gently persistent, rather than insistent and based on real-life situations.”

Susanne Thorning-Lund, Partner – Board Practice, Odgers Berndtson

“Boardwalk’s organization of material seamlessly aligned to GKN’s vision for future Diversity and Inclusion policies and projects while also establishing a connection with employees and creating an inclusive environment. Through Boardwalk, GKN now has a stable foundation on which Diversity and Inclusion can be built upon and promoted to all reaches of the organization.”

Monique Carter, Group Human Resources Director, GKN