About Us

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace is a no brainer. Likewise, it makes sense in business terms too. Studies show an 80% improvement in business performance among those with high diversity levels. When people feel included and able to reach their full potential, they are more engaged.

Since Charlotte Sweeney Associates (CSA) launched in 2012, we’ve been busy leading change from the inside in businesses and organisations, both in the UK and across the world.

We’ve worked in partnership with over 100 companies, we’ve hosted more than 60 events, forums and seminars, published 20 reports - as well as a bestselling D&I book that has been shortlisted by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the Management Book of the Year.

Our team of consultants are motivated by practical insider experience, having all worked in D&I within organisations. We are a critical friend to our clients, working collaboratively to challenge and make change happen, supporting them throughout the journey.

From strategic advice to apps, all our solutions have an overriding aim to empower organisations to unleash their inclusive and powerful cultures.

Charlotte is a leading expert in equality, diversity and inclusion and has advised a number of Government bodies on their strategies and focus.

Bio: Charlotte Sweeney

Charlotte Sweeney, OBE has worked in the D&I space for over 20 years. Inspired by her corporate career in the Financial Services sector, she launched Charlotte Sweeney Associates in 2012.

She is a trail blazer in her field and thrives on empowering business leaders and organisations to create inclusive workplaces. The Sweeney Report was produced at the request of Sir Vince Cable and Lord Davies, examining the voluntary code of conduct for executive search firms. She also created the City of London’s Diversity Programme, The Power of Diversity on behalf of the then Lord Mayor of London Dame Fiona Woolf and was previously the Vice-Chair of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel.

Charlotte has won many awards for her dedication to diversity. From Harvard, for her work in the D&I field to the International Alliance for Women for advancing the economic empowerment of women. She is listed in the Northern Power Women Top 50 Power Women and included by The Economist as one of the Top 50.

Diversity Professionals in the world. In the 2017 New Year’s Honours, she was awarded an OBE for services to Women and Equalities.

Charlotte is co-author of the best-selling book Inclusive Leadership, published by Pearson/The Financial Times, which has been shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year. She also writes regularly for professional publications including Hays, Virgin and CSR. As well as delivering keynote speeches and chairing conferences internationally, she is an expert contributor for BBC Radio, TV and the national press.


Partners & Associates

At Charlotte Sweeney Associates we have a pool of associates who have practical hands on experience of working within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors at both a local and global level.

Each of them successfully runs their own consultancy practices and have worked with organisations of all sizes and maturity. Together, we have the ability to build expert teams that are tailored to our clients requirements.

Areas of expertise includes:

Creating sustainable change strategies
Change conferences and events, including keynotes
Influencing and developing senior managers to authentically lead on diversity and inclusion issues
Managing your energy to enhance productivity
Research and thought leadership
Embedding diversity, inclusion and wellbeing into day-to-day working practices
Gap analysis identification between policy and practice and creating plans to close the gap
Creating effective diversity, wellbeing and HR policies and procedures
Moving from diversity to holistic inclusion and engagement strategies