VALIDEI provides research and insights to ensure DEI development is responsible, relevant, and impactful in organizations.

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Laura Smith

VALIDEI's founder


Research Perspectives

A word from VALIDEI's founder

D&I research should be an example of D&I itself: it should diversify who’s invited to shape its design and expand who’s included in interpreting its outcomes. Research is not data collection to subsequently address D&I – it's an opportunity to already include and empower your people.


VALIDEI is the DEI branch of the organizational research consultancy, UPWARD Insights. VALIDEI operates as an independent research agency that trains and partners with a diverse group of professionals on a contractual basis. 

If you're interested in applying your qualitative or quantitative expertise in an impactful way, VALIDEI may be a rewarding option for you. 

Join an information session to learn more about the company, its transparent profit sharing model, and its approach to responsible research and analytics.

Partnership Opportunities

VALIDEI vets and partners with DEI consultants who hold complementary orientations towards responsible, relevant, and impactful DEI development.


Partnerships may take the form of either co-branded research and/or analysis contributions (added to consulting packages) or referrals to compatible consultants who can support clients' long-term development needs. 

If you or your consultancy is interested in becoming a VALIDEI consulting partner, provide an introduction to your company via the contact form below; you'll receive a response and invitation to chat soon.

Prospective Consulting Partner Introduction

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