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How The Equity Project came to be

Our mission of advancing equity was a direct response to the state of our society

When the 2016 presidential election brought our country to an unprecedented level of polarization, Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler knew she had to use the platform she developed as a public speaker and HR Executive to impart her EID work in a new, expansive way. The more she spoke, the more people asked her for additional offerings—and coupled with an urgent need to advance equity in our society, it became unavoidable for her to extend her services to work directly with organizations in need of expert EID guidance. 

Today, the Equity Project brings transformative work to organizations across the globe. Their expertise lies in creating spaces filled with grace for people to show up as they are, and developing actionable strategies to help organizations advance their equity efforts.

Meet the Team

Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler

Founder and Chief Catalyst

Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler specializes in the development and delivery of equity, leadership, diversity, cultural responsiveness, and inclusiveness training programs and strategies. In addition to founding The Equity Project, she is also the founder of The HR Shop, a human resources firm designed to support nonprofits and small organizations. Dr. Mosby Tyler is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado—the first Black woman to hold that position in the organization’s 100+ year history. She is also the former Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver—the first Black woman to hold that position in the 63+ year history of the agency.

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Monica D Williams

Executive Producer

Skilled at connecting employees at every level of an organization to gain adoption of EID principles, Monica’s life work is to create a culture of equity and inclusion within workplaces and communities through her leadership, action, and advocacy. As an expert consultant at The Equity Project, Monica partners with organizations in assessment, strategic planning, consultation, facilitation, and implementation related to creating more equitable outcomes. She is also the Co-Founder and President of TIED (Talent, Inclusion, Engagement, and Diversity) Leadership Roundtable, a collective of 60+ companies in Colorado that is focused on making a difference within their respective workplaces.

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Ariana Flores


Originally from South Texas and a proud Chicana feminist, Ariana has dedicated her career to various endeavors seeking to further racial equity. Ariana has worked as an attorney, legal advisor, and community organizer, focusing on issues including wage theft, immigrants’ rights on the job, sexual harassment, health care access, intimate partner violence, and LGBTQ rights. 

Most recently, Ariana served as National Network Director for the Government Alliance on Race & Equity, a project of Race Forward. There, she strengthened the national movement of local government leaders across the country who are working to improve local government’s  responsiveness and accountability to all their residents, especially communities of color. In her role as Network Director, Ariana was instrumental in expanding programming to help local governments grapple with new challenges and foster innovative approaches to address inequities. Ariana has presented workshops and webinars for thousands of participants, on subjects ranging from the application of a racial equity analysis; how to talk about race in the workplace; and how to overcome obstacles to equity efforts.

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Wylia M. Sims

Chief Zen Officer

Wylia plans, directs, coordinates, and oversees strategy and operations, ensuring the development and implementation of efficient and cost-effective systems meet current and future needs of The Equity Project. She offers over 25 years of experience in managing finances, operations, systems and development, and has worked for a range of organizations with diverse teams at all levels. She has a BBA in International Business from Howard University and a MS in Nonprofit Management from The Milano Graduate School of Management at New School University. Raised in Denver, she is passionate about equitable housing and serves on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Communities and Colorado Village Collaborative.

Hannah Galgiani

Manager, Projects & Engagement

Hannah Galgiani is a licensed social worker with a passion for developing inclusive spaces for meaningful dialogue. At The Equity Project, Hannah works with clients from initial outreach to final deliverable; ensuring that each partner feels supported throughout their EDI journey. She works closely with our consultants to provide project management throughout strategic engagements and assists in focus group facilitation and report writing. Before moving out West, Hannah spent multiple years working for various reproductive rights non-profits in both New York City and Amsterdam, where she became passionate about organizational change and the employee experience.

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Anna Roberson

Executive Assistant and Client Coordinator

At The Equity Project, Anna works as the conduit to ensure our clients are scheduled and supported by connecting their needs and requests with TEP consultants and the services offered. She is a detailed executive-level administrator and innovative event planner with outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organization skills. She is adept at quickly assessing needs, developing plans, and implementing effective solutions that create successful outcomes. Anna has held several executive level support roles for companies such as Right Management, an organizational consulting solution; Alteryx, a data science and analytics software company, and Scandinavian Designs; a contemporary home furnishing company. She is dedicated to exceptional service and high levels of performing in every task.

See what we’ve been up to

  • We are excited to join the Newsweek Expert Forum!

    In August 2021, Chief Catalyst Dwinita Mosby Tyler was accepted into Newsweek’s Expert Forum. We are thrilled to be a member of this important group of change makers and leaders!
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  • Dr. Dwinita chats with Spike Lee!

    In October 2019, Dr. Dwinita joined Spike Lee for the 2019 CoreNet Global Summit! They shared intimate dialogue around diversity in film/the arts, and unpacked what it means to use our voices to impact change. 
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  • Power Does Not Come in Harvest Gold

    There is much to say about power, in and outside of organizations, and most often…it’s negative. When we look at the historical construct of the United States, it has been a white, male dominated culture with (sorry brothers…) power attributes that have been associated with oppression and coercion. Because of this historical framework, we have developed groupthink about types of power. Oftentimes, and especially if you feel/are oppressed, we delineate power into two categories: (1) those who have it and (2) those who don’t.
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