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The Thoughtful Co. supports women in negotiating their compensation, and advises employers on improving

 gender equity in the workplace.

We advise women in compensation and contract negotiations. We are compensation experts. All services are led by the former leader of Executive Compensation at Lululemon. Using our team's deep expertise in compensation, we empower women to feel confident in asking for the compensation they deserve. Compensation includes salary, stock options, RSUs, bonuses, benefits, vacation, severance, RRSP/401Ks, non-competes, allowances, parental leave and more. We help our clients achieve a +25% higher compensation package than their current on average, and have worked with women across Canada, the US and the UK. ​​

​We provide strategic advice and guidance on retention, policy, and governance, all informed by research and data. As a trusted consultancy, we offer comprehensive services designed to help companies create an inclusive environment that empowers women to thrive throughout their careers. With a thoughtful and thorough approach, our experienced consultants work closely with your organization to implement practices that retain and engage women over the long term. We assist in setting up governance structures that support these practices, creating a foundation for sustained progress.​​

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

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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, specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups and advocacy groups. She uses her data analysis expertise from her engineering background to define targets and track growth and retention. In 2018, she Co-Founded Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), a non-profit organization with over 500 members and monthly events to support and empower women in engineering. She co-founded The Thoughtful Co so she could build more gender inclusive workplaces and build representation of women at senior levels in all industries.

To enable recognition, opportunity and influence for women in the workplace.

Our Mission

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.

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