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About Belong Consultancy

Belong Consultancy is a top DEI consulting firm and the trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading companies.

Our success is rooted to our deep subject expertise that we continue to build and evolve with the latest research and our unwavering commitment to make equity and inclusion the way we work.

We reimagine diversity, equity, and inclusion to build strategic roadmaps and design innovative solutions and toolkits to support you in creating a high-performing culture that truly values difference. We are experts in content creation and our goal is to ensure any DEI training content is owned and led by your organisation. Our unique theory of change helps to structure learning that empowers action and enables sustained results.

Our Mission

Inspired by our common humanity, our mission is to enable all leaders to create inclusive cultures, where employees feel like they can be themselves and they will be valued for that. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are all outcomes of the way leaders lead, employees behave and workplaces work.

What makes Belong Consultancy different?
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We work closely with leadership teams to accelerate and scale the business impact of DEI. We help to foster accountability and guide long-term commitment to practising inclusive transformational leadership.

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We create best-in-class DEI training programs and toolkits tailored to your needs. We offer custom development solutions and learning experiences to supercharge equity, diversity, and belonging in your workplace.

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We bring together two decades of research and deep subject expertise to develop effective learning and training experiences and inspire bold action.

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We believe in sustainable solutions not quick fixes. We support long-term change by aligning content to your company’s vision, goals, and roles. We design unique interactive exercises to foster peer-to-peer learning that optimises retention and makes DEI an everyday practice.

Our Theory of Change: From Awareness to Action

At the heart of all our programs is a commitment to engage participants in owning the solution, which requires three elements:


Employees need to disrupt their belief that workplaces function in the same way for everyone by creating awareness of how bias, inequality and privilege reveal itself in their organisation and negatively impact decision-making.


To solve inequality, employees need to understand how it creates barriers to all individual’s advancement and fulfilment and what their role is in removing these barriers.


To foster DEI, we need to treat it like any other business problem. The aim is for employees to reflect, review, and explore how they are taking action at work, what lessons they have learnt from this and what else they could be doing to advance a culture that values difference.

Our Founders

Dr Michelle Penelope King

Dr Michelle Penelope King is a globally recognised expert on inequality and organisational culture. Based on over a decade’s worth of research, Michelle believes that we need to learn how workplaces work, so we can make them work for everyone. She is the host of a popular podcast called The Fix. Michelle is the author of the bestselling, award-winning book: The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers that are Holding Women Back at Work. Her second book How Work Works, will be published internationally on the 19th of September 2023 by Harper Collins.

Michelle is a published, award-winning academic with five degrees including a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology, a Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, a Master of Business Administration, a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism and a PhD in Management. Michelle is pursuing a post-doctoral research fellowship with Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.
Michelle has been featured in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, CNBC, CNN Business, Fortune, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Time, Business Insider, The Times, Daily Mail and LinkedIn Editors.

In addition, Michelle is an award-winning speaker, having spoken at over 500 events worldwide including conferences like the Nobel Peace Prize Conference, Ellevate Network Conference, The Massachusetts Conference for Women, Texas Conference for Women, SXSW, She Summit and the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

Michelle is represented by London Speakers Bureau and regularly hosts keynotes, fireside chats or masterclasses with companies such as Amazon, FIFA, Guardian, Dior, FedEx, Netflix, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Met Life to name a few.

Michelle is the founder of Belong Consultancy, a global consultancy that provides leaders with the assessment, development, and inclusion coaching needed to build cultures that value difference. In addition, Michelle is a Senior Advisor to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, where she leads the NextGen Leadership Development Program, which enables young women to navigate and overcome the barriers to their success. Prior to that, Michelle was the Director of Inclusion at Netflix. Before that, she was the head of UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change, which includeed managing over 30 private sector partnerships to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Michelle has two decades of international experience working in the private sector.

In each of her roles, Michelle lends her expertise to advance gender equality and enhance global opportunity and achievement for women. In 2022 Michelle was named LinkedIn’s Top Voice for workplace equity and was recognized as the Top 100 Women at Davos by Global Women’s Leadership Experts. In addition, in 2019 Women Tech Founders, a Chicago-based organisation dedicated to advancing women in the tech industry, awarded Michelle the 2019 Inspiring Innovator Award for her outstanding achievements in the sector.

Selina Suresh
Selina Suresh

Selina Suresh is co-CEO of Belong Consultancy, the leading provider of DEI Development Solutions. She has over seven years of international experience implementing social mobility and diversity initiatives across the UK government and globally for UN Women.

Her career path to date has been driven by her commitment to advance gender, diversity, and inclusion practices in and beyond the workplace. From delivering multi award-winning strategies to advance talent from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds to mobilising women’s economic empowerment in rural Nepal, her work seeks to promote fairness and aspiration for all.

Selina holds a masters from University College London (UCL), where she explored current research and key theoretical perspectives on transformational educational approaches. She believes that we all possess the ability to advance workplace cultures where we all feel heard, valued, and supported; however we often don’t know how or where to start. She embraces a creative approach to reinforce learning, bridge difference, and inspire purposeful action. Selina is also a certified executive coach through the University of California, Berkeley.

She currently splits her time between Beirut, Lebanon, and the UK. She has been privileged to live in many countries, both developed and emerging, and to be exposed to a diverse range of beliefs and values, global challenges, and social justice issues.

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