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Understands the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity challenge your organization may be facing.

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Consulting 

Taking the guesswork out of Inclusion & Equity resulting in improved Diversity by partnering with your leadership team to help you drive organizational inclusion and success.

Dr. Lauran Star is a pioneering Inclusion & Diversity Psychologist in the United States, renowned for transforming leadership and organizational culture. As a seasoned leader in Inclusion, Accessibility, Diversity, & Equity, Dr. Star has been a pivotal catalyst for integrating Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (ID&E) accountability into every facet of organizational operations. Her innovative approach pushes the boundaries of the status quo to enhance employee engagement, culture, inclusion, and diversity, specializing in Evidence-Based ID&E.

With over 20 years of experience as an HR leader, Dr. Star has a proven track record of developing strategic frameworks that enhance talent attraction and retention, boost employee engagement, and build leadership diversity. She uses data-driven strategies to effect measurable changes within organizations and is known for creating and leading comprehensive ID&E strategies that align closely with organizational values and business strategies, significantly improving diversity and inclusivity.

Dr. Star excels at identifying and addressing blind spots that hinder optimal performance and retention, offering insightful, warm, and approachable leadership. Beyond her professional identity, Dr. Star brings a rich personal background as a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, having served as a trauma medic during Desert Storm. She also navigates the challenges of a learning disability, is a mother of three, and was raised in a multicultural family.

Before her corporate career, she showcased her talents on and off-Broadway. Dr. Star is also a best-selling and internationally recognized author with titles like “ Evidence Based Inclusion; It’s Time to Focus on the Right Needle”, "Your Power Pivot: Shifting the Paradigm of Work/Life Empowerment" and "LEIP Forward: Leadership Emotional Intelligence Proficiency." Her forthcoming book, "Equity," is highly anticipated.

Dr. Star's media presence is extensive; she has been featured on CBS Radio and published in Forbes Women, Huffington Post, and Society of Human Resource Management, among others. She maintains a significant social media following.

Holding a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Dr. Star was among the first in the U.S. to focus her doctorate on Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, and Change. Her influential dissertation on diversity training and Perceived Organizational Justice is widely cited as foundational in the field.

Certified as an executive and leadership coach, Dr. Star is also skilled in facilitating several organizational assessment tools. She serves as an adjunct faculty member across New England, empowering future leaders with an inclusive perspective.

What Clients & Audiences Are Saying

Refreshing, Authentic, Approachable!

Dr. Star's focus on inclusion, diversity, and equity is a must for any conference. 


Engaging, based on real world evidence. Dr. Star provides a new lens for the workplace!

As a closing Keynote, over 99% (3989) of our attendees stayed till the very end to hear her

and they were not disappointed. Her reviews were off the chart.


Brenda Hodgson

IDIC Diversity & Inclusion Conference

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Watch Dr. Star in Action

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