Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
  • Trusted Advisor

    Creating high performance cultures that advance diversity and flexibility

  • Strategically Practical

    Providing flex solutions that produce results

  • Innovative Collaboration

    Delivering value through organizational solutions and individual strategies


The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is a think tank dedicated to helping organizations create inclusive cultures that advance diversity and flexibility to attract and retain top talent.



The Alliance provides practical research, solutions, and strategies to help organizations develop diverse and flexible work cultures, attract and retain top talent, and promote high performance environments.



To better understand how organizations can utilize diversity and flexibility for growth and sustainability, we use our research to uncover gaps and develop best practices for creating greater impact.



Through one-on-one collaborations tailored to the needs of the unique work environment, we build momentum for opportunities that support the advancement of women and flexible work cultures.


The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility.

Communication is Key: Spread the Word About Your Leave Policies And Resources 

Organizations are expanding parental leave policies and offering additional resources for new parents. A common challenge, however, is the utilization of the expanded policies. Similarly, employees and new hires often comment about their lack of knowledge of the parental leave policies and resources available to them. Even though more organizations are starting to pay closer attention to their parental leave policies, it’s equally important how they are communicated and publicized. By using our multi-step “EMAIL” communication strategy, you can increase recruiting and retention by highlighting your parental leave policies and resources…

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The Spotlight on Flex showcases professionals from member organizations who exemplify personal and professional success while working a flexible schedule.

Teresa Reuter, Sidley Austin (Chicago, IL)

“Sidley has been incredibly supportive of my career and personal development, and that support has manifested in different ways over the years…We all have different commitments outside of work, and I have come to learn that it’s important to communicate openly about these matters. The idea is: you’re a professional, we trust your judgment to stand by your clients, the firm, and your family, and you can make your own decisions. That’s not to say that when there’s an emergency you’re not available; you adjust accordingly, and the firm trusts that you are capable of managing this effectively…”

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Welcome to Kutak Rock!

We are pleased to welcome our newest Advocate Member, Kutak Rock. Welcome to the Alliance, we are looking forward to […]

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Bright Spot: Winston & Strawn's Gender-Neutral Parental Leave Policy

  In 2019, we will be sharing diversity and flexibility Bright Spots – those small or large successes that impact your organization […]

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Achieving Flex Success®

In this article, our President & CEO, Manar Morales sums up her advice on achieving Flex Success®. It’s not too late […]

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