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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Consulting & Coaching Services

Cultivating Change through Connection

inKLusion Consulting offers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) support services to practitioners and professional organizations looking to deepen their knowledge of equitable and culturally-responsive practices. Our goal is to create long-term, cultural shifts that promote a welcoming community where all of your staff, clients, students and families feel a sense of belonging.


We approach this important work through the perspective of learning about ourselves and the power of relationships in order to make sustainable change. We believe that through building self-awareness, empathy and cultural humility, we build the capacity, skills, and motivation to impact real change individually and systematically. 


inKLusion Consulting will meet with you to determine where you are in the process and what would be most helpful to you and your team. We provide strategic support and offer a variety of tools and frameworks that can be immediately implemented. We begin all of our work by creating safety and community in the space through restorative practice methods and social emotional learning values. 

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." ~ Audre Lorde



Workshops & Training

Interactive workshops to engage the audience in exploration of individual and community identity and promote learning & implementation of culturally-responsive practices.


Coaching & Consulting

One-on-one coaching or team consulting  to support skills and development of effective communication approaches and  strategic-planning initiatives that will enable your organization to embrace DEI.

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Keynotes & Panels

Personal insights, expertise, and relatable anecdotes to promote and inspire a vision and self-efficacy, purpose and impact in the areas of leadership, social justice and racial and gender equity. 

*All services provided on an hourly rate scale. Prices will be determined during your free consultation and will vary, dependent on planning and travel time.

Kathy Lopes, LICSW


Kathy Lopes is a licensed clinical social worker and educator with decades of experience leading in education, mental health, non-profit, and government sectors. 


She began her career as a school social worker in Boston MA and Washington DC, and is now settled back in her home state of Massachusetts where she has held numerous managerial and administrative roles in the field of social work and education. Throughout her career, equity and inclusion have remained an integral part of her leadership and strategic planning priority. 

Currently, she is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Newton Public Schools and holds a longstanding adjunct faculty role at Simmons University School of Social Work, teaching courses on racism, policy and leadership. She is a sought-after guest lecturer and public speaker on topics of cultural humility, equity, anti-racism and social justice.

Lopes is the co-author of the recently published book, Change the Narrative: How to Foster an Antiracist School Culture in Your School.

My WHY...
Showing up as MYSELF...
What Keeps Me Going...


Arlington Public Schools

Bedford Public Schools

Berklee College of Music

B.E.S. - Build. Excel. Sustain.

Boston College

Boston Medical Center

Bridgewater State University

Cambridge Public Schools

Children's Trust Massachusetts

Club Management Association of America

Cohasset Public Schools

Concord-Carlise Regional Schools

The Croft School

Duxbury Public Schools

Framingham Public Schools

Harvard University

Hingham Public Schools

Lasell University

Town of Lincoln

MA Association of School Committees

MA Association of Superintendents

MA Children's Alliance

MA Partnership for Youth

METCO Directors' Association


National Association of Social Workers

Reading Public Schools

Simmons University

Scituate Public Schools

Suffolk University

Twenty-Four Wealth Management


Virginia Department of Education

Wakefield Public Schools

Winthrop Public Schools

Zeta Phi Beta

"Kathy, did a beautiful job honoring safety while also challenging us to consider hard questions...thank you for your intentional use of this space."

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