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Foresee and Company was founded on the belief that a diverse, fair, and sensitive workplace is the key to attracting and retaining top talent, building lasting brand equity, and improving the bottom line.

America is experiencing an unprecedented level of racial and gender awareness which is naturally extending to boardrooms and C-suites as consciousness of toxic cultures takes hold. This has led to mandates for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs that have often proven to be ineffective and sometimes amount to little more than a box being checked. We believe that workplace bias can be addressed and eroded by using values-based assessments and strategic programs rather than one-size-fits-all solutions.

At Foresee and Company, we are passionate about partnering with organizations to identify and address racial, gender, identity expression, age, and cultural bias in order to create a more equitable world, one company at a time.

METHODOLOGY

Foresee and Company is the only certified values-based bias assessment organization in the Southeast.  We use a values system with seven indicators that reveals bias tendencies in groups, pinpointing issues in specific departments or locations. This insight provides leadership with an earnest and data-based look at the issues that are negatively impacting their company culture, employee retention, and productivity, and potentially affecting their bottom line.  

With organization-specific knowledge, we are able to strategically customize programs and solutions that directly address the actual biases found by region, management level, or department, as needed.

OUR FOUNDERS

Lydia Caffery Wilbanks

Principal & Co-Founder

Lydia is a certified value-based bias assessment designer and trainer and has over 30 years of experience working in operations and corporate communications for a wide range of industries.

 

In her work as an agency owner and as SVP for Allison+Partners, she has advised B2B and consumer clients across the country, trained senior executives, developed strategic branding campaigns and implemented thought leadership programs.

 

Lydia is a graduate of Boston University, and has received numerous awards over the course of her career including: Top Birmingham Women, Birmingham Business Journal, 2005; The Stevie Awards, Best Entrepreneur 2006 and 2007; Birmingham Small Business Awards, Birmingham Business Alliance, and Birmingham Business Journal, 2010.

Nichelle Gainey

Principal & Co-Founder

Nichelle brings over 20 years of global sports management and marketing experience to her role at Foresee.

 

In her work as Founder and Chairman of SilverStone International, Nichelle advised corporate sponsors and sports clients on a wide range of DE&I challenges both internal and external, managed client and brand reputation issues, and built broad-based coalitions. She has assisted high profile clients with successful business development programs and launched global partnerships in the DE&I space.

 

Nichelle is a graduate of Alabama A&M University where she currently serves on the board of trustees. She also holds a master degree from Florida State University. Nichelle was ranked as one of the “25 Most Influential Businesswomen in America” in 2010 by the Business Network Journal.

 

Known as a pioneer in entrepreneurship for women of color, Nichelle has received a letter of commendation from the late Congressman John Lewis, and was honored to attend the private funeral of Nelson Mandela as an invited guest of the family. Nichelle remains active in the professional sports world and is a member of the Candidature Board of Directors for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games.

PRESS RELEASES

Woman-Owned Startup Focused on Bias in the Workplace Acquires DBE Certification

Foresee and Company’s Innovative Approach to Workplace Bias Achieves GDOT Approval
April 15, 2021

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foresee and Company announced today that the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved them for DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) status. The woman-owned, Atlanta-based, startup is the only company in the US using proprietary values-based assessments to... Read More >>

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