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.

Truly Inclusive Flexible Work and Leave Policies Must Include Staff

Many organizations offer vastly different flex and leave benefits to employees at different levels of seniority and with different responsibilities. For example, at a number of law firms, attorneys have access to better flexibility and leave policies than professional staff. Given the integral role that staff plays at companies and firms, we recommend that organizations make their formal flex and leave policies more widely available to staff in order to promote higher satisfaction and retention rates …providing flexibility to all employees is important to realizing your organization’s inclusion objectives…

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

Anita Agajanian
DLA Piper (Boston, MA)

“The firm is, and always has been, very supportive of attorneys to work flexibly – they are quite transparent about it. DLA Piper has policies in place and encourages attorneys to utilize them. I had a lot of confidence when I approached the idea to work a reduced hours schedule because I knew the firm was committed to it. It was really more of a personal question about what would work for me, rather than what would work for the firm. I wasn’t concerned about the reaction to my change in schedule because I knew everyone would be supportive…

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Honoring the Flex Trailblazers

Note: This post was first published on March 14, 2018 on 1 Million For Work Flexibility’s blog. 1MFWF is the first […]

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Join More than 50 Law Firms & Fortune 500 Companies As We Tackle the Issues of Diversity and Flexibility

This week, in an intriguing post, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg reflected on how far (and not so far) we have […]

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These Forty-Four Firms Are Demonstrating Their Commitment to Gender Parity
in the Legal Industry

As we announced in our 2017 New Partner Report, there were 44 firms that promoted 50% or more women in […]

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