Accelerators For Busy

For many growing companies, consulting services are less accessible, which is why we launched Collective Accelerators — a new 3-month long group consulting program focused on the most pressing DEI topics for startups and scale-ups. We’ve seen firsthand how much easier it is to create impactful cultural shifts if companies think about DEI initiatives from the get-go, and Accelerators can help fast-moving teams make big moves.

Our Fall Inclusive Recruiting Accelerator is underway so applications are now closed, but we’re already prepping for our Winter cohort! Hit us up if you want to learn more (or have a topic you’d love to accelerate).

Want to Apply for Collective’s Winter Accelerator?


Inclusive Recruiting Accelerator

Did you know?


67% of job seekers see team diversity as a major factor when considering their next position and actively look for companies that have DEI initiatives (Glassdoor).

64% of consumers identify as belief-buyers and will not buy products if they disagree with a company’s beliefs or values (Edelman, 2018).

Diverse companies are 70% more likely to solidify new business compared to companies that lack significant diversity across teams and at the leadership level (HBR).

Over half of Millennials and Gen Z reported a “positive workplace culture” at the top of their wishlists (Deloitte’s 2018 Annual Millennial Report).


Talent Acquisition for the Modern Workforce

Whether it’s a pipeline issue or training hiring managers to interview inclusively, we tackle it in Collective’s first 3-month group consulting Accelerator.

Not only do we provide a collaborative space to think intentionally about building effective, inclusive recruitment cycles that attract diverse talent — we also make sure you have the tools to make it happen in real time, and the support to do it well.


Grow the Skills to Make It Happen

Build a framework of skills and competencies that will benefit your entire team, merging actionable research on DEI hiring practices with the concrete tools and awareness to create an equitable culture on the ground.


Implement Toolkits on the Job

None of those lofty best practices — you’ll walk away from each session with actionable to-do's and readily available resources, giving you the ability to iterate on each step of the hiring process.


Find Mentorship and Community

It’s hard to do this work alone! Join a cohort of other change-making talent acquisition professionals working towards similar goals, hear from expert industry speakers, and troubleshoot with a mentor from start to finish.



What’s Included

  • Bi-monthly 1/2 day group Grind sessions (1 hr Instructional, 2 hr Lab, 1 hr Speaker/Panel Session)

  • Templates & process toolkits for instant implementation

  • Online modules for supplemental learning 

  • 1 x 1 office hours and access to peer mentorship for ongoing support

  • Access to Collective’s network of subject matter experts

  • A community of other talent acquisition professionals to problem-solve with

Speakers & Mentors 

We've gathered innovative speakers and subject matter experts from our Collective Partner Network and beyond to create an actionable and fully immersive Accelerator program.

Cindy Joseph  The Cee Suite

Cindy Joseph
The Cee Suite

Gloria Kimbwala  Shule

Gloria Kimbwala

Adriele Parker  Pivotal

Adriele Parker

Annysa Polanco  Penguin Random House

Annysa Polanco
Penguin Random House

Naya the Creative  Naya the Creative

Naya the Creative
Naya the Creative

Mike Arauz  August

Mike Arauz

Nadia Abouzaid  Jopwell

Nadia Abouzaid

Ana Marte  Year Up

Ana Marte
Year Up

Natania Malin Gazek  Independent Consultant

Natania Malin Gazek
Independent Consultant

Leniece Flowers Brissett  Compass Talent Group

Leniece Flowers Brissett
Compass Talent Group

Sheila Sarem  Project Basta

Sheila Sarem
Project Basta

Kim Kalmanson  Kalmanson Law Office
Marta Leja  Fairygodboss

Marta Leja


What You’ll Bring Back to Your Org

Our curriculum is designed to be hands-on, interactive, and immediately actionable, allowing you to put what you learn in the classroom into practice in real time. Over the course of six modules, you’ll learn how to build an inclusive recruiting process for your organization.