Organizational Development

Equity & Inclusion

Strategic Thought Partnership


Ariana Gil is an experienced organizational development and DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) consultant based in Oakland, California. Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, Ariana is a bilingual & bi-cultural bridge-builder who has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2006. She brings over a decade of experience in community organizing, curriculum development, facilitation and project management to her consulting practice. Ariana has worked around issues impacting under served populations and communities of color and is passionate about helping organizations align their programs, practices and internal cultures with their vision and values for equity. She specializes in the evaluation of organizational structures, policies and practices to identify areas for growth and systems change.

Ariana has worked extensively with mission driven organizations and coalitions to advance initiatives impacting women, immigrants, workers, and race equity. She is experienced in non-traditional and shared-leadership organizational structures with a focus on leadership development including staff engagement, supervision and coaching. She has employed shared leadership models that have fostered collaboration with a broad scope of players and stakeholders from grassroots community groups to government agencies and non-profit organizations.

In addition to her work with AG Consulting, Ariana is the founder and principal consultant with The Turing Group - a diverse network of consultants supporting organizational growth & change through an equity lens. She is also a consultant, trainer, and collaborator with VISIONS Inc., The Greater Us, and The Latino Racial Equity Project, and serves on the Board of Directors for Mycelium Youth Network, and Proyecto Fronterizo de Educacion Ambiental.


Ariana is focused on helping clients foster accountability, authenticity, and equity. She supports organizations, coalitions, social enterprises, and special interest groups cultivate alignment, and effective communication across all levels of their organization. Ariana approaches organizational development through a lens of equity and inclusion. Her interventions focus engagement at the personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels in order for change to be long lasting and effective.

Our initial engagement begins with a consultation to establish current needs and desired outcomes, followed by the development of customized solutions to support the creation and preservation of equity within the organization over time. Support can be offered to clients in English & Spanish.


Partnering with organizations to support equity in hiring, training, organizational culture, internal communications, policy, and practices.


This initiative-based approach is appropriate for clients seeking additional tools, communication strategies, and guidance on current and future organizational goals, campaigns and program strategies.


Organizational & program assessments can be offered in person and virtually to help clients measure the perceived equity of both formal and informal structures within their organization and establish benchmarks and strategy for reaching goals along their journey towards equity.


Utilizing her experience in community focused programs and initiatives, Ariana analyzes current programs through an equity lens. She can provide feedback on hiring, training, leadership, and internal assessments to ensure that staff and members are supported no matter what genders, race, age, or abilities they express.


Half-day, full-day, or multi-day workshops help participants explore existing areas of inequity and appropriate options to support better team alignment. Trainings and workshops can be tailored to fit specific needs of the organization and offer a variety of tools and practices to foster equity and inclusion.


Offered to new and seasoned leaders, coaching and leadership development is focused on establishing and preserving equity and inclusion practices within your teams, organization, and industry. Coaching topics may include giving and receiving feedback, improving team cohesion & communication.



"Ariana's work has been invaluable for my organization! She managed several hiring processes for EBASE, resulting in the successful hiring of key staff. Ariana is resourceful, effective, and accountable. She helped us recruit an incredible pool of candidates, and provided guidance and support in assessing the candidates, leading us to hire some great folks! Anyone who has led hiring processes knows that it is time consuming, overwhelming and exhausting (and sometimes unsuccessful)! Ariana streamlined the process and made it much more manageable, effective and even enjoyable! She is very thoughtful and was attentive to our organizational needs and responsive to our feedback.
Ariana is easy to work with; along with being very funny and charming! She invests herself so deeply into the needs of her clients, and is very committed to successful outcome. We've worked with Ariana for several hiring processes now, and hope to continue working with her in the future. I tell her all the time that I don't know how we could have done it without her--- and it's true! Ariana's work was incredibly helpful and left me hopeful, and energized."
Jahmese Myers, Deputy Director, EBASE - East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
"Working with Ariana to create the container that was our end of year [strategy & planning] retreat was fantastic. Ariana was able to bring her experience, wisdom, and heart to the process of planning a retreat. I found it particularly helpful to have Ariana as a sounding board for ideas that needed tenderness and thoughtfulness to come to the surface. I feel so blessed that have her share her facilitation skills that created space for all to participate, her aesthetic and brilliance to organizing an agenda, and her commitment to building community. She's an absolute joy to build community with."
Maria Elena Allain, MPA



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