Lead the Change Book

The Competitive Advantage of Diversity and Inclusion

The guidebook for any leader, in any sector, at any stage of their diversity and inclusion journey.

It’s not (just) a women’s issue.


By pursuing a culture shift toward gender diversity and inclusion, organizations get a leg up In an ever-competing global market.

Lead the Change: The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion engages leaders on compelling reasons why to target diversity and inclusion as a business imperative and how to go about it effectively.

Ally self reflection + development tools

Action planning + execution mapping

Improve workplace culture

Meet Kelly Cooper

Kelly Cooper, the Founder and President of CSI, is a transformative leader specializing in gender diversity and inclusion.

She helps organizations foster inclusivity through coaching, training, and gender gap audits. With 25 years of international experience, Cooper holds a Master’s degree in International Environment, Development and Policy and is certified in GBA+, EQ-i 2.0, and ProSci change management.

People are talking about Lead the Change

“Diversity & Inclusion needs to be a strategic priority for any leader, and this book is a must-read for anyone wishing to leverage this competitive advantage.”
Virginie Hotte-Dupuis
Chef Communications Externes & Philanthropie, L’Oréal Canada
A must read for business leaders and HR professionals. Kelly's book provides a different perspective when it comes to D&I. It helps HR professionals and business executives take a practical approach on how to move this topic forward within organizations. The real business benefits of addressing the D&I challenges are openly discussed and the necessary guidance is provided to develop a solution that is well adapted to any organization. Lead the Change is a very engaging book and a very pleasant read with an authentic personal touch.  
Guy Arguin
Chief HR, Mercer International
I am really thrilled to support Cooper's book that inspires action from leaders and executives on Gender Diversity & Inclusion. Sodexo knows that gender balance fosters creativity and innovation and ultimately drives better business results. When women reach their full potential, business and society are stronger and more successful. I definitely think this book will be helpful to leaders and organizations.
Normand St-Gelais
Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo
Through her publication, “Lead the Change”, Kelly Cooper presents compelling reasons why Gender Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) is not only the right thing to do but it is also 'good business'. Through her experiences, observations and knowledge, Cooper explains the key components to effecting change towards GDI in the workplace and provides a guide on the key steps that can be applied to implement GDI...essential reading for senior leaders as it will make your business and work environment more productive and profitable. This is an necessary read if you are not already applying GDI in your workplace.
Andrew Moore
Senior Project Leader (retired), Federal Government of Canada

Lead the Change

The competitive advantage of gender diversity and inclusion.

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Engage your organization to become an inclusive workplace culture

Along with the book, Centre for Social Intelligence offers coaching, consulting and online training to move you there efficiently and effectively.

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A portion of the funds will go toward the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women.