Gender Equity & Retention Services

The Thoughtful Co. is about doing things really well, the first time. We are a consultancy focused on advancing equity for women in the workplace. We do things thoughtfully and thoroughly, from the outset, every time. 

We advise companies on retention, policy and governance, informed by research. We help employers implement practices that retain and engage women over the long-term, and set up governance structures to support these practices. Our goal is to create structures that allow women to thrive over their full career.

Note: "women" includes anyone who identifies as a woman.

“TTC has the ability to absorb a large amount of information in a short period of time. They quickly became one of the team. Their work was delivered on time, and was clear and well thought out. They provided practical and actionable recommendations. I would absolutely recommend working with them.”
- Chief People Officer, 1Password

“It is rare in my career that my expectations have been exceeded by a consultancy, but TTC has certainly delivered to this standard. We left our time together more informed and ready to face the gender equity opportunity in front of us. We are excited to implement the recommendations and are confident that they will serve us for many years to come."

- Board of Director, Syncra Construction 

"Working with TTC was effortless. They were incredibly knowledgeable and took the time to not only understand the problem we were trying to solve but also understand the cultural nuances in which it was situated." 
- VP People & Culture, Article

Workshops by The Thoughtful Co

We lead 1-hour interactive workshops on a range of topics to help advance women in the workplace. Each workshop is tailored to the specific group or organization. See the links below to learn more. 

“The session was excellent and the feedback from our community was very positive with many benefiting from the interactive approach. The content was rich and informative and provided exceptional value to attendees. We look forward to collaborating with Jillian again.”

"I left the session wishing I had you as my coach right out of university - but at least now I know who to turn to for the future!"

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Employee Resource Group (ERG) Services

We support employers in effective and efficient implementation and management of Women's Employee Resource Groups. We advise on organizational structure, engagement, facilitating events, goal setting aligned to company values, and engagement of senior leaders all tailored to the specific needs and culture of your company.

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Moderator Coaching Services

Our 1-on-1 coaching includes: development of impactful theme, preparation of panel structure and outline, question recommendations that are unique and compelling, and tailored tips and recommendations to help you feel confident and effective in moderating a conversational panel discussion. We support you in captivating your audience and impactfully delivering your theme.

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Meet the Team

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Jillian Climie, Co-Founder (she/her)

Jillian Climie, Co-Founder of The Thoughtful Co, has spent her career advising and leading teams in executive compensation and corporate governance, both as a consultant, and in-house at two global retailers. Most recently at Lululemon, she led the global equity compensation and executive compensation programs. After taking a pause, she realized she wanted more of three things in her professional life: thoroughness, passion and freedom. She Co-Founded The Thoughtful Co so she can leverage her niche and technical experience, coupled with her passion for gender equity, to empower women to get paid what they deserve.

Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder (she/her)

Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder of the Thoughtful Co, has spent her career in structural engineering consulting where she designs multi-use and residential buildings, from early conception to project completion. In 2018, she Co-Founded Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), a non-profit organization to support and empower women in engineering. At The Thoughtful Co, she specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups and advocacy groups. Additionally, she uses her data analysis expertise from her engineering background to define targets and track growth and retention.

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Our Mission

To enable recognition, opportunity and influence for women in the workplace through individual and employer coaching.

Our Values

Thoughtfulness: being intentional and thorough so we can do things right, the first time.

Equity: enabling a diverse and inclusive environment reflective of the communities we operate in.

Trust: providing our clients with honest, research-based, best practice advice to enable them to achieve their goals.

Space: allowing the freedom and flexibility to produce our best work.