Change Catalyst Is Now Empovia
Introducing Our new Brand, Empovia!
What’s different? A new brand that embodies our new focus of empowering change through learning.
As a part of our empowered learning solutions, we are excited to launch our new eLearning platform!
Explore Our eLearning Courses
With one act at a time, everyone has the power to create more inclusive and sustainable cultures, systems, and products. Our interactive courses are designed to help you develop your understanding and practice several strategies to take action as leaders in your workplaces and communities.
Partner with Us to Create Change Across Your Teams and Organization
Empovia is a global learning and development partner specializing in interactive, research-based, science-backed learning solutions that move people from awareness to action.
How to Be an Ally
Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace
In her practical and timely new book, diversity and inclusion expert and CEO of Empovia Melinda Briana Epler offers a playbook for much-needed change in the workplace—change to ensure everyone feels safe, valued, and able to thrive.
Empovia LIVE Virtual Workshops
Join Us for Our Next Session on June 22
Join us for hands-on virtual workshops with expert instructors on our most popular topics like “How to Be an Ally” and “Interrupting Microaggressions.” Spaces are limited.
Our Learning Solutions
We offer globally trusted Learning & Development solutions that drive inclusive and sustainable change.
Enroll in our new online courses!
Our interactive, self-paced courses support individuals and teams in developing the skills and confidence to take action. Build your skills in inclusive leadership and workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship today!
Customized courses are also available for your whole organization.
Live in-person and virtual workshops designed for leaders, managers, and teams to learn and practice new actions for creating inclusive and sustainable cultures, systems, and products. As your learning and development partner, we customize our solutions to integrate with your current strategy and meet people at different stages along their learning journey.
Coaching & Advising
Deepen your inclusive leadership skills with individual coaching and advising. We specialize in coaching leaders who want to take action to lead diverse and inclusive teams and organizations.
Additionally, we advise DEI leaders and committees on how to build strategies across global workplaces that foster psychological safety and belonging.
Empovia team members have appeared on hundreds of stages and thousands of screens globally as experts in empathy, allyship, social justice, and sustainability. Engage with us to speak at virtual and in-person conferences, offsites, ERG events, company-wide learning sessions, and leadership retreats.
Custom L&D Solutions
We design custom learning strategies and training programs based on your specific needs and goals. Partner with us to improve behaviors and cultures and drive empathy, allyship, and inclusion across your organization.
Thank you for being here. We hope to partner with you soon.
Empovia creates learning and development solutions that drive inclusion, equity, and sustainability. With one act at a time, everyone has the power to lead the change and transform our companies and communities.
Our approach combines behavioral science, organizational change management, innovative learning technologies, and radical inclusion.
In partnership with our clients and customers, we are:
Changing the world.
How to Be an Ally
Read Empovia Founder & CEO Melinda Briana Epler’s book, a comprehensive guide to actions you can take for a stronger, happier workplace.
Allyship Research & Toolkits
Learn from our original allyship research and take advantage of our free tools for empowering inclusive innovation.
Discover our origin story and the lasting legacy of our Tech Inclusion events.
Get involved in our Icon Project that addresses the mental health and professional development needs of Black and Brown men in tech.
Leading With Empathy & Allyship
Tune in weekly for our latest episode involving deep, real conversations featuring renowned advocates, activists, and allies to build inclusive workplaces & communities.
Learn more about our resources, download research and toolkits, and share with others!
Why Choose Us?
We are leaders in driving diversity and inclusion solutions globally and are trusted by hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, startups, and venture capital firms.
What Our Customers Say
Google began working with Change Catalyst (now Empovia!) nearly a decade ago supporting our work in racial equity and justice…. Empovia have long been leaders in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Allyship, and each engagement with Melinda, Wayne and team becomes a learning experience. Engaging with Empovia fosters in people, communities and businesses greater awareness, empathy and advocacy skills. Google has, and I have, trusted Empovia with our DEI impact, and I am excited to see how Empovia will continue this legacy.
“I loved the workshop because I love this topic first and foremost, its so much a part of what we do… around hiring – which is the hardest thing I have to do, especially as we often have to hire fast, and time is always our enemy.”
Sonja Gittens Ottley
Nicole (Jablon) Silverman
“Working with the Empovia (formerly Change Catalyst) Team for the past 12 months has been nothing short of an amazing experience! Melinda and Cory are well-versed as facilitators and take the time to understand their audience both personally and professionally to create the best environment for absorbing information. We’ve had three cohorts… — with a fourth starting soon — and we continue to receive phenomenal feedback regarding new insights and perspectives from our colleagues. We cherish our continued partnership with Melinda and the Empovia Team and thank them for being a part of our DE&I journey at BENlabs.”
Our purpose is to build an equitable and sustainable world for current and future generations.
As a certified B Corp and California benefit corporation, we are deeply committed to fulfilling our purpose through our impact-driven work, meaningful contributions to our community, and inclusive and sustainable operations. Learn more about our certifications and commitments, as well as how our diverse team has made a difference so far, by visiting our About page.