About Diversily

Inspiring Inclusive Innovation

We're making the world a more inclusive place, one workplace at a time.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a world where good business is inherently inclusive, and diverse perspectives fuel innovation and drive collective prosperity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower organisations to innovate more inclusively by seamlessly integrating inclusion into people, practices, and products.

Our Values


Leverage our differences to be stronger together.


Always do the right thing - even when things get tough.


Pioneer positive change with fearless determination.

If you'd like to make your workplace a more inclusive place, and your values are aligned with ours, we'd love to chat.

Our Services

Unlock potential with our human-centered, purpose-led approach, for greater creativity, connection, and impact.

We help innovative organisations unlock collective brilliance and embed inclusion into their people, products and practices. 

We change mindsets and accelerate inclusive action through bespoke consultancy, tailored workshops, training and talks. 

Inclusive Leadership

Empowering leaders through impactful development programs that enhance their mindset, skillset, and toolset for high performance through inclusion.

Strategy Definition

Guiding organisations in discovering, defining, and delivering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies using our proven purpose-led and inclusive methodology, The Change Canvas, driving productivity, connection, and positive impact.​

Inclusive Culture

Supporting organisations in cultivating an inclusive, healthy, and high-performance culture with shared values, psychological safety and a unifying purpose, harnessing the collective brilliance of their people.​

Inclusive Innovation

Training and consultancy services to assess maturity, educate teams, and foster inclusive practices in product and service creation, to drive innovation, boost performance and create better solutions that work for diverse audiences. ​

Meet the Team

Marissa Ellis, the Diversily Founder, is a best selling author, speaker & strategist who transforms people and businesses to drive success and impact. 

With over two decades of experience in the tech sector Marissa is an expert in business transformation, digital innovation, leadership and inclusion.

Our Facilitators

Our incredible team of experienced facilitators are highly skilled in creating exceptional customer experiences.

Best Selling Book

Pivot & Grow

In this essential business guide for the current time Marissa shares her thinking on driving business success through purposeful relevance, unlocking collective intelligence and leveraging the highly rated Change Canvas methodology to connect strategy to execution.
Best Seller

Our Partners

Making the world a more inclusive place is a team effort! Get in touch if you'd like to join our partner network to collaborate.

"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.

Our Story

Diversily was founded by Marissa Ellis, a best-selling author, speaker, and strategic advisor, in 2018. We are fuelled by a deep passion to drive more inclusive innovation and equip change-makers worldwide with the resources and support they need to create a better, more inclusive future. 

Our work has touched thousands of people, and we continue to strive to play our small part in raising the ‘inclusive intelligence’ of the world.
Our name “Diversily” represents our vision of a more conscious, enlightened way of working, thinking, and acting, with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging deeply ingrained. It’s akin to being eco-friendly—where once environmental concerns were an afterthought, they are now woven into every aspect of our lives. Similarly, Diversily aims to shift mindsets, recognising that diversity alone is not enough without inclusion. 

True success lies in creating a culture where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to show up authentically. This fosters an environment where individuals can thrive, and businesses can harness the transformative power of diverse perspectives, inspiring innovation, equitable solutions, creativity, and financial performance.
At Diversily, our philosophy centres around creating impactful free resources for as many people as possible to drive change. We believe that knowledge and tools should be accessible to all, regardless of background or resources.
Our first flagship tool, created in 2018, The Change Canvas, is a powerful and flexible visual tool that unites individuals and empowers them to catalyse meaningful change. It combines reflection, vision, and action, into an iterative and results-focused visual framework. It boosts productivity and alignment and accelerates progress. We are known for our visual frameworks, and now have a library of canvases, all centred on driving inclusive change.  
As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive innovation, in 2023 we launched The Inclusive Innovation Playbook— an invaluable resource that was created through an incredible collaborative effort. The Inclusive Innovation Playbook serves as a guidebook, curated with insights, strategies, and practical steps to drive innovation while ensuring inclusivity at every stage. The playbook is a testament to our belief that diversity and inclusion are essential ingredients for successful and impactful innovation.
These resources are freely available to all, empowering change-makers worldwide to make a tangible difference.
While our resources provide a strong foundation, we recognise that each client is unique and faces distinct challenges. We strive to foster a collaborative partnership with our clients. We offer a number of off the shelf workshops, such as Inclusive Leadership and The Inclusion Ideathon, as well as tailored solutions.
We help leaders to be more inclusive and we help diversity and inclusion advocates to become better leaders. 
We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and support them on their path towards driving inclusive change. Whether it’s through workshops, coaching, or customised strategies, our aim is to provide personalised guidance that aligns with their goals and maximises their impact across leadership, strategy and culture. 

We equip individuals and organisations with the tools and knowledge they need to redefine traditional innovation practices, amplify diverse perspectives, challenge biases, and drive inclusive outcomes.
Our mission extends beyond just providing resources and solutions. We are passionate about making a tangible difference and creating a better world for everyone. We firmly believe that diversity and inclusion are essential ingredients for unlocking human potential, driving innovation, and building thriving communities.
Join us in our collective mission to inspire inclusive thinking, ignite strategic change, and unlock the boundless potential within each of us. Let’s create a future where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, and where diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of every organisation and society.
Together, we can drive impactful, inclusive change, one step at a time.