Gender Equity Prioritized.
We work with innovative companies to increase the ranks of women in leadership. Our clients know that building a diverse workforce where women are at the decision-making table is not just fair, it's good for business.
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
OpenAccess is a boutique talent strategy firm helping companies close the gender equity gap in the workplace. From scrappy startups to some of the most iconic brands in the world, our clients share one common belief – gender equity is a competitive advantage.
We help you recruit top talent. Combining broad networks with deep industry knowledge, we help you find women leaders who best fit your organization’s unique needs and who will have lasting impact.
Hire at your own pace. Hyper-growth or slow and steady. More
Reach executive women.
It's not a pipeline issue. More
Go beyond compliance. Boardroom diversity is just plain smart. More
We don’t sell off-the-shelf programs or distribute thick binders of best practices. We work alongside you to shape a workplace culture where gender equity is a core value.
Audit / Assessment
Go beyond checking the pulse
to diagnosing the cause. More
Recruiting / Onboarding
Rewire the Hire. Attract the talent you want to hire. More
Family Friendly Practices
Create opportunities for parents to thrive in the workforce. More
Cultivate leadership capacity
at all levels of the organization. More
Return to Work Programs
Engage a rich reserve of talent sitting on the sidelines. More
What People Say About Us
“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
"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
"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