We are a black and queer owned diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firm.
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We help companies create inclusive communities.

Training and Facilitation

We offer anti-racist and implicit bias diversity trainings to help employees understand and fight systematic discrimination.

Recruitment Redesign

We analyze and improve every internal process in your recruitment methodology to attract talent from all backgrounds.

ERG Development

Employee resource groups are an important aspect of creating an inclusive atmosphere at your company. We help develop ERGs and various programming and events.

Pay Equity Audits

We carefully analyze every individual's complete salary package including base salary, signing bonus, target bonus, equity (options or RSUs) using regression analysis. Our goal is to find discrepancies across the same level, and then to find discrepancies in various demographics across levels.

Diversity Outreach and Candidate Sourcing

With professional connections to organizations such as Out in Tech, Women Who Code, Code2040, and HIREBLACK we provide visibility of your job openings to diverse candidates.

About Us

Tremaine Smith

Co-Founder of Smith&Charles DEI Consulting

Tremaine is a Program Coordinator for an adolescent health education program at a hospital in NYC and an independent DEI consultant with Smith&Charles. Tremaine has a love for the intersection of identity and education. In pursuing his interests, he has coordinated and sat on panels for diversity in America and abroad.

Daphne Charles

Co-Founder of Smith&Charles DEI Consulting

Daphne Charles is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant with Smith & Charles as well as a Software Engineer at American Express. She holds a Masters Degree in Information Science and a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from Rutgers University. As a DEI consultant, she specializes in helping women and people of color break into the tech industry through tailored mentoring services and career coaching.


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