Our Services

Learning & Development

YCS provides the most up to date, customized and relevant DEI education, training and awareness in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Unconscious Bias
  • Microaggressions
  • Intersectionality
  • Allyship
  • Identity
  • Racial Equity
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YCS works with mid-level, executive and C-suite leaders to provide thought leadership and tools to foster belonging and inclusivity within the workplace and address challenges within DEI that mid and senior leaders need to be able to manage and work through with empathy and an open mindset. Areas of coaching may include:

  • DEI Leadership Development
  • Equity in the Workplace
  • Employee Engagement
  • Courageous Conversations
  • Effective Advocacy of DEI in the Workplace
  • Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
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Through a unique methodology and framework, YCS skillfully uncovers barriers to DEI within your organization to assess areas such as:

  • Demographics of your workforce
  • Hiring and promotion processes
  • Corporate culture
  • Performance management processes
  • Branding and Marketing
  • External engagement
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Strategy & Implementation

YCS will analyze and utilize the results from the discovery process and partner with you to design and implement a detailed DEI strategic roadmap and timeline to include activities, policies and practices related to, but not limited to:

  • Creation of a DEI vision and mission statement
  • Branding, Website and Marketing Activities
  • Inclusive Practices and Policies
  • Implementing Employee Resource Groups
  • Mentorship/Sponsorship Programs
  • Internal/External Communication Practices
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About YCS

YCS is a boutique consulting firm that works with small organizations to provide services within DEI training, executive coaching, assessment and discovery, and strategy development. The YCS approach is tailored and comprehensive, intersectional and holistic and data-driven. YCS embodies the core values of empathy, courageous truth and forward motion in all of its interactions to bring forth the most meaningful inclusive practices that best align with the small organization's mission and values.

About the Founder

Yasmin Virani, Founder & CEO of Yas Consulting Services is a Pakistani-American who was born in Dubai, raised in Georgia and now resides in Northern Virginia. Yasmin is an experienced diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leader, strategist, coach, trainer and facilitator who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and helping small businesses create inclusive business models and maximize the potential of their core values and mission with their DEI goals. Yasmin holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Georgia State University and most recently has been certified by the Society of Diversity as a Certified Diversity Professional.

Her work has spanned a variety of sectors including government, non-profit and private sectors with a proven track record of designing, implementing and measuring strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives for medium to large size corporations.

With more than 20 years of combined experience within human capital, project management, business management consulting and DEI, Yasmin is poised to be able to utilize her skill-set along with her unique lived experience and multicultural background to assess, advise and implement the most impactful DEI strategies for small businesses that will allow them to thrive and make meaningful progress within DEI, without feeling overwhelmed.


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YAS Consulting Services, LLC

@Yas Consulting Services, LLC

As a society, we have somewhat moved the needle in terms of our understanding and advocacy for diversity in general. However, there is always room for more opportunities to educate ourselves and actively take steps to create an even more inclusive environment with specific types of diversity. Neurodiversity is one such area, especially as the neurodivergent world is growing. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses have almost tripled in the past 20 years and so have the associated challenges. As leaders within our organizations, we need to be able to move away from the concept of simple awareness of neurodiversity to also acceptance, advocacy, celebration and appreciation. How do we go about doing this?

YAS Consulting Services, LLC

@Yas Consulting Services, LLC

"What can organizations do to determine if their DEI initiatives are mere scaffolds or performative solidarity -- or whether they're positioned to put racial and gender equity at the center of the company's core values and move the needle on change?" Leadership teams should be asking these questions of themselves and this is just as applicable to small businesses: * Are we providing equitable access to career opportunities? * Are we promoting a culture of allyship? * Have we made a public commitment to DEI with external partners? And are we prepared for pushback? * Do we know how we'll measure our progress (or lack thereof)? As the article mentions, DEI is not a "thing" like a program, nor can it rest on a single person or group. DEI is a journey that takes time, energy, focus, passion and a solid commitment in order to truly align with the organization's mission, culture and values. Where are you within your DEI journey and how have you made progress? YCS would love to hear from you and partner with you on your journey to make progress within diversity, equity and inclusion.

YAS Consulting Services, LLC

@Yas Consulting Services, LLC

Trying to figure out where to even begin with #dei as a small business? Look no further! The 11 resources mentioned in the article will help you get started, even if it's just simply awareness for you and your staff. It's important to know that #dei doesn't have to be complicated and overwhelming. Meet your #smallbusiness where you currently are and vow to take incremental steps towards progress within #dei #yasconsultingservices #diversityequityinclusion #smallbusinesses #progressisprogress

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