Strategy Development, Facilitation, &
Equity and Inclusion Training
For Business Leaders, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Non-Profits, Human Resources Professionals, Legal and Other Professionals.
What We Do
We are strategic leaders whose mission is to empower people and organizations to thrive through just equity and inclusion practices. We create opportunities, growth and impact in people and organizations worldwide. Our strategy is to build models to mitigate the impact of bias, enhance equity and inclusion practices, and improve just outcomes.
We bring a fresh, lively and humble approach to equity and inclusion training and education - spanning bias reduction in the workplace and classrooms to educating juries, law enforcement and health care providers on how bias influences outcomes. Our work is rooted in intersectional research, organizational theory, and real world examples from popular culture, news media, history, finance and law.
We also provide executive coaching for business leaders and expert testimony for legal professionals to achieve equitable and just processes and outcomes.
What Our Clients Say...
Amy is a strategic leader who is committed to supporting organizations in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our organization came into this year-long training series with varying levels of experience with DEI. Amy worked closely with us to develop each session’s focus, offering multiple avenues for staff to connect with the work, regardless of where each staff member was on their own personal DEI journey. The Social Justice Associates team comes with extensive backgrounds and experiences, allowing them to adeptly move the conversation from hypotheticals to current events, from research to application. Importantly, the team fostered a safe environment for our team members to learn, explore, and grow. I highly recommend Social Justice Associates to any organization ready to take their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to the next level.
Terry, CEO, Colorado Charter School Institute
Dr. Amy Bonomi and Dr. Dionne Stephens led a fantastic three-part workshop on “The Art and Practice of Active Allyship”. They discussed understanding awareness of unconscious bias, microaggressions, and social identities, how we can take action to influence active allyship, and translating our ideas and thoughts into measurable goals.
Their training was engaging and open-minded, allowing others to ask questions freely and express their thoughts and ideas, and was rich with knowledge in multiple aspects of DE&I. I was personally impacted by this session and will take with me what I learned to promote allyship for all people, inside and outside of the workplace.
Meaghan, Global Technology Talent Access Strategy Leader, DuPont
The DEI certification was powerful in that it helped me to deepen my understanding of how to be an ally, uphold equity and inclusion in the workspace and with my clients, and taught me new ways to apply these learnings to my day-to-day. This course would be extremely beneficial to anyone who is wanting to learn more about DEI, the importance of it, and how to take action and uphold these principles in their work and life. Dr. Bonomi is an exceptional facilitator who takes on new perspectives of what DEI is and encourages students in the class to discuss these important topics in a safe and inclusive manner. This course is for anyone who wants to deepen their learning of DEI and wants to do the work to be a true ally.
Stef, Founder, PRIZM Coaching
Amy and the SJA team were wonderful partners as we launched this work with our board and staff. SJA’s non-judgmental approach was instrumental in advancing a language and culture that will serve us well in bringing a DEI lens to our work. SJA helped us take the first step in activating our newly published DEI statement with our board and staff. Level setting the conversation in a shame free approach is a critical step in becoming an anti-racist organization.
Theresa, Director of Membership and Business Engagement, Washington Health Alliance
Using a lens of equity, inclusion and shared governance, Amy helped the SDSU – Imperial Valley community craft a campus strategic plan to meet needs workforce development and educational needs of the Sonoran Desert region spanning Arizona, California, and the Mexican states of Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur. With a focus on excellence in research, teaching and student services, our new plan aims to foster student success and to develop existing and new academic programs in nursing, public health, business, engineering, and teacher education.
Dr. Mark Wheeler, Interim Chief Administrative Officer and Dean, SDSU-Imperial Valley Campus
Thank you, Amy Bonomi, PhD, MPH and Rhonda Talford Knight, PhD for your wonderful work in helping IAAO on our DEI journey. We appreciate your willingness to thoroughly assess our needs and to customize your facilitation & strategy sessions with our Board, Committee and Task Force Chairs, and staff. This will take us to our next level of our DEI journey, while positively impacting IAAO and changing the trajectory of the Assessing profession.
Debra, CEO, International Association of Assessing Officers
Dr. Bonomi’s program was excellent in creating a comprehensive process which will allow our organization to maintain our DEI growth and practices in the long-term. I have seen DEI in many organizations be approached with an online learning program and nothing else. Dr. Bonomi tailors the process to the specific needs of your organization to not only educate us but also to build a foundational structure to continue with DEI practices. We are grateful for Dr. Bonomi’s expertise, flexibility, and openness during this journey and cannot recommend Social Justice Associates enough.
Michaela, Human Resources Director, Boulder Medical Center
Dr. Bonomi is an excellent presenter and her expertise and passion for the subject matter is self-evident. It was my pleasure to have found the availability of a seat and an opportunity to participate with the other students. Dr. Bonomi's weaving of our thoughts to coalesce into a solid understanding of the principles required for Inclusive Leadership fundamentals was excellent.
Joe G., Equity Course Participant