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Our History

Souder, Betances & Associates, Inc. was established in 1990. Our goal was to assist private and public sector clients in their quest to strengthen the workplace by making sense of differences. We collaborated with a vast network of organizations to make a positive difference in their mission and bottom line.

Organizations became attracted to our innovative approach. We made the business case for diversity without injuring or bashing any group at the expense of another. We avoided becoming single issue activists. Rather, we concentrated on helping clients focus on implementing strategies for creating and sustaining diverse, inclusive, high performance teams. Our reputation for presenting bottom line, mission-driven diversity sessions that motivate and challenge leaders and managers to strengthen their workplaces by leveraging diversity strategies, has made our company a powerful force in the profession.

In the year 2000, we responded to the challenge of sharing our trade secrets with diversity practitioners. Many internal /external consultants and facilitators wanted to add value to their tool kits as trainers by learning our process. Thus, we added the "Training for Trainers" component to our growing corporate capability portfolio. This action has proven to be invaluable for practitioners who felt grounded in the field, but needed to learn how to increase their effectiveness in their staff development work when communicating diversity.

Today, we continue to respond to the needs of our clients at home and abroad. We have teams of associates whose expertise has led us to develop new service concepts specifically for Law Enforcement, Healthcare Providers, K-12 and Post-Secondary Education and Faith-Based Organizations.

With our assistance, organizational leaders can implement a diversity process by:

  • Responding to changing demographics;
  • Leveraging cognitive approaches for problem solving;
  • Collaborating across structures, such as branches or departments; and,
  • Acquiring cultural competencies when doing business overseas, and when dealing with global partners, competitors, and multinational work teams.