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the research we do

The Inclusive Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation with the mission of creating a world where everyone is included. We are doing this by setting the standard for creating inclusion, undertaking empirical research, and implementing social change programs.

The International Inclusive Standard was prepared by The Inclusive Foundation with input from representative councils and agencies. The Standard has been designed to apply to all organisations regardless of size, industry or location. 

The Inclusive Foundation specialise in researching the lead indicators and causation to exclusion. The lived experiences of people are critical to our understanding of exclusion and how to solve for a more inclusive world.


setting the standard

empirical research

social change

our leadership team

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Richard is the Director of Equity Outcomes for The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies. After serving in the United States Army for two decades, Richard committed himself to creating equal employment opportunities for all people. With graduate and post graduate qualifications in criminal justice, public administration, and HR; he has extensive experience in the public sector and implementing inclusion initiatives and programs of work in challenging environments. 

Jill is the Director of Research for The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies. Jill has two decades of experience as a research scientist at world-leading institutions and exceptional expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. Her career in the male dominated field of science fuelled her passion for gender equality and to improve gender equity in STEMM in Australia’s higher education and research sector. Jill believes it is the micro-inequities that do the most damage – the small, seemingly inconsequential ways in which people are excluded or discounted. Her goal to assist you identify the opportunities for improvement in your organisations through evidence based research and prove the ROI benefit of inclusion.

Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies. After observing first hand the discrimination and exclusion of her husband (who is profoundly Deaf), she was inspired to channel her emotional response into action through the creation of The Inclusive Foundation. Liz is an expert in organisational transformation and behaviour change, with a career focus on assisting businesses, teams and individuals to be the best they can be.  She brings this expertise to The Inclusive Organisation and group of companies as she drives global social transformation. Her mission is to create a world where everyone is included regardless of their perceived differences. 

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The Inclusive Foundation are one of The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies and make up part of a global team of amazing people. 

The international inclusive standard

35% greater performance from racially diverse teams

41% more revenue generated by teams where men and women are equal

20% of consumers live with a disability and are an untapped market

companies leading the way on disability inclusion are 2x likely to have higher shareholder returns

why we are different

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We are completely objective in our research, findings, and establishment of The International Inclusive Standard. We don't have pre-packaged solutions we want to sell you that bias our approach.

We forget the labels that reinforce differences and instead focus on meeting the specific needs of all people. We don't want you to specifically focus on one group of people at the expense of others. Inclusion is for all people regardless of specific gender and sexual identity, religious and cultural identity, Indigenous, age, and/or ability.

Everyone on our team is passionate about inclusion and have real lived exclusion experience.

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Every Institution provides services that meet the International Inclusive Standard, and all people achieve quality outcomes.

Every business and organisation is working to the International Inclusive Standard, and inclusion is part of business-as-usual.

All Leaders and People Managers strive to create inclusive teams and orgaisations, and encourage all others to do the same.

The International Inclusive Standard was developed by The Inclusive Foundation based on empirical research and collaboration with various representative agencies and people with lived experience. The Standard has been designed to apply to all organisations regardless of size, industry or location - and represents all people. There are 18 principles that set the standard for inclusion across all aspects of an organisation including (but not limited to); vision and mission, work practices, marketing and communications, recruitment, and products and services.


And Avoiding The Negative Outcomes Of Exclusion

1 in 10 employees are bullied and on average impacts productivity by 25%

AN EEO PR CRISIS will immediately reduce revenue and STOCK VALUE

up to 90% of contract and tender requests have a social procurement clause

the average employee discrimination judgment is $200k plus legal costs

While including everyone is simply the right thing to do, inclusive compliance is also a driver for change.




All people are valued and are included as a consumer, a citizen, a student, a patient, and in the workplace.

Every Inclusion Professional applies the principles of the International Inclusive Standard, and assists others to identify and take tangible action so that everyone is included.




Every Government Agency implements the International Inclusive Standard, and all people are supported to receive access to the services they need.

we are on a global mission

To create a world where every...

creating a world where everyone is included

We believe we can create a movement of change through the organisations and businesses individuals interact with on a daily basis. But we also take a broader approach to global social change with social good activities. 


We know the tangible things that are empirically proven to create inclusion, and we want you to know them too. We want you to have a very clear check list of what you need to do to create inclusion in your organisation, and have the way to measure and track your success.

We want you to find the best partner to support you in creating an organisation where everyone is included. We believe our difference sets us apart and we'd love to be included in your organisation's inclusion journey! 

Social good Programs

Purple Tuesday 2019 is an international call to action, focused on changing the customer experience for disabled people. It will involve organisations of all sizes and from all sectors taking decisive, practical actions to meet the needs of disabled customers. And we are partnering with Cushman and Wakefield to introduce Purple Tuesday to Australia this year.


Across the UK, the Purple Pound – the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families – is worth £249 billion and is rising by an average of 14% per annum. Worldwide, the Purple Pound equates to a staggering £2.25 trillion, yet less than 10% of businesses have a targeted plan to access this disability market.

Purple Tuesday is about creating a step change improvement in the awareness of the value and needs of disabled customers. It is about making the customer experience accessible. Participating organisations will make public commitments (a minimum of one new activity or initiative) to ensure sustainable changes are made. For organisations, this will result in the opening up of products and services to the disability market.




Belinda is a passionate education activist and 2017 Fulbright Scholar who has dedicated her career to human rights and social change. She is a qualified solicitor with over 15 years experience in the community justice sector and is actively involved in Aboriginal community life. Belinda brings a global perspective to her role as she has travelled the world examining and contributing to holistic approaches to Indigenous education, and brings this to her role as Director of Social Good for The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies.

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The Inclusive Organisation Group

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what we do


It is recommended the International Inclusive Standard is applied at a minimum to consider and address inclusion in the context of:

  • gender
  • sexual identity
  • age
  • indigenous origin
  • ethnicity, culture and religion
  • all abilities.


Creating Positive Outcomes

Through Inclusion 

You shouldn't really need an ROI to justify inclusion. But did you know?

The Inclusive Organisation Pty Ltd can work with you to evaluate the current state of inclusion within your organisation based on The International Inclusive Standard and identify high impact and high priority tangible actions for you to create an inclusive organisation.


The Inclusive Foundation specialise in researching the lead indicators and causation to exclusion. The lived experiences of people are critical to our understanding of exclusion and how to solve for a more inclusive world. We are currently undertaking a global social study on the inclusion experiences of all people.

Creating an inclusive world is no small task and we want to make sure we have a clear picture of the experiences of people just like you, so we can tackle change in real and meaningful ways for everyone.


The survey consists of a collection of statements to discover your lived experiences as a consumer, in the workplace, in education and learning, as a citizen in the community, and through the media. It also includes questions to gather information regarding aspects of your identity and your immediate family.


Your responses to this survey will help build a picture of the inclusion and exclusion experiences of people from all over the world. The collated survey results will be used by The Inclusive Foundation to inform and influence organisations, governments, medical and health providers, educational institutions, and the media.


Maintaining the anonymity and confidentiality of your individual responses to this survey is really important to us; we will not collect any information that can be used to identify you. Data collected from this survey will not be reported where there is any possibility of individuals being identified.


Should you have any questions please email


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We believe we can create a movement of change through the organisations and businesses individuals interact with on a daily basis. But we also take a broader approach to global social change with social good activities. 

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Equip yourself and your people with real and practical outcome-focussed skills, knowledge, tools and behaviours to transform your organisation and make inclusion business-as-usual.

Whether you’re after a keynote speaker for an auditorium full of guests or a workshop for a small group, you are guaranteed an event to be remembered with Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith.

Before developing your diversity and inclusion strategy and plan, uncover exactly what your organisation needs to do better for your employees, customers, parnters, and community. 

expert approach

We don't do fluffy. Our inclusive research methodology was developed by qualified PhD research experts in organisational transformation and human behaviour.