With our 67-year history of advocating for civil rights and freedom of expression, and our commitment to creating a culture in which all people can pursue pleasure – auditing our DEI practices, ensuring that we are living our values, and setting clear DEI goals and objectives is critical to the success and authenticity of our business. Yardstick has been an incredible partner for us. We continue to use the tools we’ve collaborated to build, embedding DEI best practices into the very fiber of our daily operations.– Jenny Greenwald , Playboy, Chief People Officer
Our partnership with Yardstick Management has been a game-changer for DaVita. They worked diligently to bring unique and actionable insights to allow us to unlock our full potential in recruiting diverse talent at every level. The entire team is dedicated to taking a comprehensive approach to understand the core issues with an eye towards developing practical and sustainable strategies that can be executed seamlessly. We feel fortunate to have added Yardstick as a strategic partner in our pursuit to achieve our long-term Diversity and Belonging goals.– Kenny Gardner , Davita, Chief People Officer
Our partnership with Yardstick Management has been both fruitful and effective. The technical skills of the team are best in class and the dynamics of the partnership allow for the transparency and honesty needed to drive meaningful change. I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Yardstick Management’s seasoned team of experts.– Heidi Jedlicka Halvarson , Medtronic Foundation, Senior Philanthropy Specialist
Venture For America engaged Yardstick Management to audit our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, and we are so glad that we chose Ebbie and his team to partner with. They took the time to really get to know our organization, dug deep, and asked tough questions. Yardstick went beyond metrics to really explore the qualitative experiences of marginalized groups who interact with our organization and shine a light on how we can better include them. At the end of the process, we were able to take Yardstick’s recommendations and insights to our stakeholders, enabling us to partner with them to lay out a comprehensive, formal plan to improve our practices. This has been a critical step in our DEI journey, and Yardstick has been a joy to work with throughout.– Amy Nelson , Venture for America, Former CEO
Amazon and Yardstick Management partnered to host the Amazon eSeries aimed at connecting diverse senior industry leaders to build community, learn, innovate and inspire each other! The Yardstick team has consistently over-delivered by bridging our network with authentic relationships with the senior-most diverse executives in the business. We’re thrilled with their performance so much so that we’ve extended our partnership for an additional year and hope to partner with the Yardstick team for many years to come!– Leslie McDade , Amazon, Global Human Resources Leader
Yardstick has been instrumental in helping our brand realize our purpose of helping people live a longer, more vibrant life. For Orangetheory, vibrant living means providing an opportunity for ALL people. As a franchise business in 26 countries, Yardstick has enabled us to be strategic and more intentional about how we execute our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals within our Headquarters as well as our franchise network.– Kevin Keith , Orangetheory Fitness, Chief Brand Officer
We believe the top performing companies of the future will be the most diverse and most inclusive. Yardstick’s team has helped us build the systems to understand the culture we’ve created, create space for dialogue and be intentional in how we make progress. We wanted someone who has urgency and is willing to give us direct feedback — that’s their team.– Andrew Bialecki , Klaviyo, Chief Executive Officer
– Khumbo Croft , Gordon Food Services, Chief People Officer
Yardstick has been a great strategic partner for our organization and continues to help us address complex systems and processes to drive equitable outcomes.
– Dennis May , Hopebridge, Chief Executive Officer
Yardstick has been an insightful and inspirational partner as we commit to a journey with diversity, equity, and inclusion as the center piece of our mission The Yardstick team has played both a strategic and thoughtful role with Hopebridge as we lead our company’s culture toward a brighter tomorrow. Together we are empowering our team with the authenticity and intentionality to ensure that the Hopebridge family reflects the communities we serve.