About Us

Diversily was created to serve leaders and change makers who want to have more impact. We believe that by helping you, together, we can create a better world for everyone.


We believe that businesses should have a positive impact on the world. This means being representative of the communities they serve, empowering everyone to thrive and creating solutions that continue to address the world's problems.


Our mission is to empower leaders and change makers to find purpose & drive positive change. We do this by creating frameworks, courses and workshops that change the way people think and inspire action.


Leverage our differences to be stronger together.
Always do the right thing - even when things get tough.
Be brave enough to confront challenges and strive for constant improvement.

Our Story

Diversily was founded by Marissa Ellis, a senior leader in the tech sector who works as an independent digital strategy, growth and delivery consultant. She created The Change Canvas to unite and support people to drive change. 

The Change Canvas is a powerful, flexible, yet simple, visual tool that unites people to drive change. It combines reflection, vision, and action, into an iterative and results-focused framework. It boosts productivity, alignment, and inclusion and accelerates progress.

Whilst The Change Canvas was originally conceived to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces in the tech sector, it has limitless applications. It is now used, across industries and around the world to drive any kind of change. It provides a practical, collaborative, and easy to use solution to drive change and get results. From stratetic management, business transformation, personal development, and culture change people are uniting around The Change Canvas to define their vision and make it a reality.

The Change Canvas is free and will always be free.  

Whilst diversity and inclusion is core to our mission we are passionate about all aspects of change such as culture, business transformation and mentoring. The name Diversily represents a more conscious, enlightened way of working, thinking and acting that has diversity and inclusion built in. It’s like being eco-friendly. 50 years ago no one really gave environmental concerns a thought, and now they are a consideration in everything we do. Diversily’s mission is to change mindsets. Diversity is nothing without inclusion.  Once we have more diverse and representative workforces, the real secret to success is inclusion. This means creating a culture where everyone feels valued, supported and able to show up as their true self. This enables people to thrive and busineses to reap the rewards that diverse perspectives can bring to innovation, creativity, and financial performance. 

We help leaders to be more inclusive and we help diversity and inclusion advocates to become better leaders. 

Diversity and inclusion is about unlocking true human and business potential. For every person we inspire to think inclusively or lead strategic change, we all take a step forward on our collective mission to create a better world for everyone.

"We owe it to ourselves, our sector, our society and our children to change"

Read a personal story from Marissa Ellis on her inspiration to found Diversily and join the collaborative movement to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech sector.