Gender Equity Prioritized.
OpenAccess is a boutique talent strategy firm helping companies close the gender equity gap in the workplace. From scrappy startups to the most iconic brands in the world, our clients share one common belief – gender equity is a competitive advantage.
We're changing the stats,
one woman at a time.
2018 Corporate Pipeline
Since 2015, the first year of this study, corporate America has made almost no progress in improving women’s representation. From the outset, fewer women than men are hired at the entry level. And at every subsequent step, the representation of women further declines. Women of color are the most underrepresented group of all — behind white men, men of color, and white women.
Women in the Workplace 2018 Report. LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company
What We Do
We help our clients navigate the complexities of a competitive talent landscape. Our fresh ideas help you build inclusion into the day-to-day operational fabric of your business. We specialize in building diverse leadership pipelines, scaling DEI programs, and designing and facilitating L&D. Our engagements are designed for lasting impact.
We bring talent networks, operational understanding of the unique demands of high-growth companies, and a data-informed approach to each unique search. Our global reach ensures our clients are served anywhere they conduct business.
Traditional approaches don't translate. Our experience and networks do. More
It's not a pipeline issue. Women are qualified and ready to lead. More
Go beyond compliance. Boardroom diversity drives results. More
We bring fresh ideas and proven success to help you build inclusion into the day-to-day operational fabric of your business. From advising on DEI strategy to fine-tuning recruiting and onboarding practices, we help you craft a culture where everyone can do their best work.
Walk your talk with creative outreach and engagement. More
Go beyond checking the pulse to diagnosing the cause. More
Rewire the hire for access and belonging. More
Cultivate leadership capacity at all levels. More
What People Say About Us
"I hired Karen to build a highly-specialized engineering team because of her breadth of knowledge and networks. Prior to working with Karen, it was extremely challenging to find a diverse slate of candidates. With her help we built the team ahead of schedule. In addition to the great results, Karen was great to work with. I always loved getting calls from her to work through candidates. If I ever need to hire a recruiter again to build a team I will be calling Karen.”
Sr. Engineering Manager, Google
“Karen and Karina are key partners in delivering on our critical initiatives. Supporting and promoting women throughout our workforce is a chief priority and they’ve been with us every step of the way - from recruiting executive and professional talent to building an emerging PMO to expanding our geographic footprint. They bring a collective creativity, integrity, and sense of humor to every engagement. I consider them a trusted set of hands who deliver value early and often.”
VP, People and Culture, Auction.com
"Each time we partner with Karina she exceeds our expectations - from her large network to the dynamic leadership programs she develops. Karina has something special. The network and connections that happen at her events are helping women in their careers and I’ve seen it firsthand. It’s a true pleasure to work with Karina.”
Community Empowerment Director, Univision Communications Inc.
“Extremely important to me for my next career move was joining a company that actively supports and promotes women. Karen was very forthcoming and supportive from the beginning. Her professional nature, thorough knowledge about the opportunity, and effort to maintain transparency throughout the process was impressive.”
Sr. Systems Engineer, Red Hat