DRC Member Spotlight: KEIRUS BY KJE

Tell us about KEIRUS.

KEIRUS BY KJE is woman-owned, woman-led strategy consulting and leadership development firm. We are one of the few technology-enabled diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) firms led by a former Chief Diversity Officer of a Fortune 500 company with a team of practitioners who have decades of experience. KEIRUS partners with Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies to create workplace cultures of C.A.R.E. to Create awareness, Appreciate diversity, and Respect everyone by Embracing inclusion.

What differentiates KEIRUS from others in your industry?

Our expertise, track record of demonstrated results, and ability to customize solutions to our clients’ needs set us apart. We transform workplace cultures through accessibility, belonging, inclusion, diversity, and equity—or A.B.I.D.E.

DEI efforts drive commerce, culture, and community, yielding measurable results for organizations who prioritize these efforts. Creating lasting results are at the core of our philosophy and the reason we believe in the impact of our C.A.R.E. methodology.

We help organizations ABIDE WITH CARE and have seen the results that prove A.B.I.D.E. not only creates powerful workplace cultures, but also gives companies a competitive edge.

What do you enjoy most about doing business in the Dallas Region?

As a descendant of former sharecroppers from the historic White Rock Settlement in North Dallas, I have a personal connection to this city and region. I appreciate the diversified organizations and industries we have been able to support throughout our existence as a firm. Dallas is a transplant hub with people from all over the world, and that collective embodies our purpose.

Why did you decide to become a member of the DRC?

The power of community, networking, and relationships has been foundational to our firm, and we always want to remain connected to other business leaders within the Dallas Region as we help make a positive difference.

How has KEIRUS changed in the past five years?

2020 was pivotal to the growth of our firm as the importance of DEI became undeniable after the George Floyd tragedy. The last three years exhibited an uptick of awareness about the importance of valuing uniqueness in the workplace given the disturbance to employee retention and recruiting caused by the pandemic and the subsequent Great Resignation. In 2022, we evolved into a technology-enabled, human-centered approach through our new digital platform, KEIRUS. We combine the efficiency of e-learning with the human interaction and engagement needed for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging topics.

KEIRUS is a game changer, offering a multi-phase, multi-lingual approach to DEI training that evolves as the organization and its individuals grow in understanding how they can contribute to building a culture of C.A.R.E.

What are you looking forward to most in 2024 for KEIRUS?

We are looking forward to helping more organizations cultivate a culture of C.A.R.E. through our programs like ERG Connect, which enhances the impact and effectiveness of Employee Resource Groups, and The Power of Inclusive Leadership, our comprehensive leadership training program.

In 2024, we will expand our micro-learning resources that are available on the KEIRUS platform and will release enhancements to our Culture Transformation Index, an assessment tool that helps organizations evaluate their infrastructure, policies, and culture around DEI.

Anything else you would like to add about KEIRUS?

Many organizations do not experience the results of their DEI initiatives because they need a more integrated approach. KEIRUS can help you implement the practices, policies, and infrastructure that grow commerce, culture, and community using our strategic advisory support and other proven tools like our multi-year DEI training.

Diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive cultures increase innovation, problem-solving, and marketplace brand positioning. Through this competitive edge, you can attract and retain top talent that is engaged and productive.