Change Catalyst builds inclusive tech ecosystems
through strategic advising, startup programs
and resources, and a series of events
around the globe.

Our Approach


Achieving true diversity and inclusion in tech requires correcting systemic structural and cultural issues across the tech ecosystem. We focus on solutions and engage stakeholders in education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy and government agencies, plus storytelling through media and entertainment.


Change in culture happens when we improve systems and processes, and we develop programs that foster individual and collective behavior change. We generate and analyze data to assess your current state and then use scientific behavior change methods to develop solutions leading to lasting change.

for All

Technology should be built by and for the diverse world we live in. Our work focuses on inclusion for all underrepresented groups, across the spectrum of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, geography, socioeconomics, as well as veterans and people who have been incarcerated.

Our Work

Leading with Empathy & Allyship

Melinda Briana Epler hosts the Leading with Empathy and Allyship Series. We’re recording live each week, with a podcast and videocast following.

Tech Inclusion

Tech Inclusion Programs convene, explore and develop innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion through roundtables, summits, inclusive conferences, and career fairs around the globe.

Icon Project

Icon Project builds emotional intelligence of Black and Brown men to advance their success in tech around the world through Icon App, Icon Mentorship Program, Icon Community, SHIFT Reports, Icon Summit, and Icon Podcast.

Strategic Advising

We advise and consult with governments, tech hubs and tech companies on how to build inclusive tech ecosystems, develop diversity and inclusion campaigns and design effective inclusion strategies.


We create Resources for the tech community: Diversity and Inclusion Roadmaps, Toolkits, Guides and Reports for startups, tech hubs, tech companies, investors and governments.


We work with underrepresented entrepreneurs to start, scale and fund inclusive, worldchanging businesses through our Startup Fellows Program, Inclusive Startup Workshops and other resources.

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Change Catalyst 5 year impact report

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Why Choose Us?

We have over 30+ years of experience in business development, consulting and diversity and inclusion strategy working with startups, governments and large corporations to create successful outcomes.

We take an ecosystem approach, incorporating culture and behavior change strategies with storytelling and engagement to catalyze deep and lasting change. We’ve worked across the US and globally with clients around the world, developing customized solutions.

We see ourselves as an extension of your team, working to deeply understand your culture, team, product, goals and desired outcomes – and develop solutions that work to create diversity, equity and inclusion for all.

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