Workplace Reimagined.
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. We specialize in building diverse leadership teams, scaling DEI programs, and designing and facilitating inclusive L&D initiatives.

Leadership Pipelines

We bring diverse talent networks, prior operational experience, and real-time market intelligence to each unique search. Our partnerships ensure our clients are served anywhere they conduct business.

Specialized Roles

Traditional approaches don't translate. Our experience and networks do. More

Leadership Team

It's not a pipeline issue. Women are qualified and ready to lead. More

Board Representation

Go beyond compliance. Boardroom diversity drives results. More

Inclusive Workplaces

DEI strategy is not one-size-fits-all. Every operational environment is different. We bring fresh ideas to help you craft a culture unique to you and where everyone can do their best work.

Talent Branding

Walk your talk with creative outreach and engagement. More

Engagement Audit

Go beyond checking the pulse to diagnosing the cause. More


Rewire the hire for access and belonging. More

Leadership Development

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.”

Sean Kranzberg
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.

AJ Thomas
VP, People and Culture,

"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.”

Leticia Mendoza
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.

Ramya Kallas
Sr. Systems Engineer, Red Hat