Communication
Shapes Culture

From the conference room to the factory floor,
making workplaces work for everyone

Hersh + Hurd is the only full-service consulting and training firm focused on harnessing the power of communication to shape workplace culture for gender equity.

Communication + CULTURE

Gender equity pays. From recruitment and retention to reputation and revenue, the ripple effects of an equitable workplace yield dividends for everyone.

The most direct way to achieve sustained workplace gender equity is through the use of communication to create and shape culture.

Language – spoken, written, unspoken, and visual – is at the root of communication and reveals itself through words and presence. Culture is created and lives through the myriad ways we communicate.

From commonly accepted workplace language and day-to-day interactions to organizational practices and codified policies, communication has the power to influence, create, shape, and reinforce values, beliefs, norms, biases, and characteristics – all of which form workplace culture.

At Hersh + Hurd, we partner with clients to examine their workplace culture and communication and offer our strategic expertise and services to help them catalyze and achieve a culture of gender equity.

What We Do

At Hersh + Hurd, we partner with clients from all over the world – companies, philanthropic institutions, governments, and individuals – to deliver strategic insight and counsel, lead tailored training workshops, and develop internal implementation programs to support women’s ability to advance, lead, and thrive in the workplace.

We conduct organizational assessments (e.g. participatory gender audits, culture surveys, interviews) and policy reviews that enable us to gain insight into organizational practices, codified policies, and interpersonal behaviors that effect gender equity.

We design and conduct – both in-person and online – tailored communication workshops to support the development of knowledge, strategies, and tools to serve workplace culture.

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We partner with organizations to develop and implement a suite of tailored programs focused on delivering effective and sustained communication practices for the long-term success of their culture.

Women's experiences within their organizations have distinct characteristics. Our proprietary women’s journey mapping process identifies the opportunities through which communication can be harnessed to enhance workplace culture for women.

We conduct communication, culture shaping, and gender equity research that includes literature reviews, white papers, case studies, and industry and landscape analyses.

Using our 5Rs framework, we help organizations develop metrics and tracking tools to monitor and assess the impact of their investment in communication to shape culture.

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About Us

The Hersh + Hurd team has decades of experience working across sectors supporting strategic communications, global women’s empowerment, and organizational operations. With expertise in consulting and partnering with governments, organizations, and individuals, Principals Emma Hersh and Margaux Hurd shape cultures, develop and manage programs, design curricula, and facilitate trainings. They are global leaders in evidencing the 72:1 multiplier effect of investing in women.