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Sponsorship & Mentorship Programs

Individuals with a formal sponsor at their workplace are 97% more likely to report they have a clear plan for their career advancement.

We excel in crafting sponsorship and mentorship programs that not only deliver substantial results but also empower individuals from underrepresented groups.

  • Meaningful Connections: Our structured frameworks are designed to foster meaningful connections, propelling individual career aspirations forward and ensuring each mentorship or sponsorship relationship is impactful

  • Enhancing Leadership Diversity: By emphasizing authentic relationships, we aim to improve representation in senior leadership positions, contributing to a more diverse and inclusive workplace environment

  • Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Our focus on mentorship and sponsorship programs plays a crucial role in creating a workplace where diversity and inclusion are not just encouraged but practiced, benefiting all members of the organization


We specialize in gender equity. Objective evaluation criteria for promotions and compensation decisions, coupled with effective Sponsorship Programs, enable equitable access to career progression for all genders. This is critical in closing the gender pay gap.

Trusted by Industry Leaders


“The Thoughtful Co. 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

The Thoughtful Co. Difference

We have experience that no other advisor in North America has: the proven ability to implement policies that make measurable change in male dominated industries.

Benefits of Working with The Thoughtful Co.

  • Data-Informed Strategies: Benefit from our research-backed advice on retention, policy, and governance, ensuring effective and comprehensive practices to engage and retain women.


  • Customized Solutions & Collaborative Approach: Our workshops and consulting services are tailored to meet your specific needs. We work closely with you, ensuring solutions are seamlessly integrated into your organization for long-term success.


  • Tangible, Impactful Results: We deliver easily digestible outcomes with real impact, clarifying and simplifying the final results to show you the path forward.

  • We Do the Heavy Lifting: Our services require minimal time from your team to execute. We do the heavy lifting, effectively becoming an extension of your team and creating easy-to-follow paths for program implementation.


  • Customized Journey Support: We meet you wherever you are in your EDI journey. We evaluate your current state and provide both short and long-term plans tailored to your readiness and capacity.


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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, 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.

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Our Mission

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

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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