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Who We Are

Ellen Muthu (preferred pronouns: she/her/hers), set up Equitea & Coffee at the start of 2020 after four years witnessing and experiencing structural inequality whilst working as a management consultant in Financial Services. Heading up her employer’s ethnicity Employee Resource Group was the first step in a journey to improving workplace representation and inclusion across the UK.

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She’s since supported organisations across different sectors on a wide range of strategic initiatives. Whatever the undertaking, she is keen to empower people to "do the work", shifting their worldview(s) and imparting useful tools and frameworks to make sure change is impactful and sustainable. Add to this brew a pinch of creativity and a drop of fun and it's a perfect cuppa'!


Ellen is versed in race critical theory, systems of oppression and gender parity. Where she can, she chooses to partner with experts in disability, LGBTQ+, trans inclusion and other specialisms in order to make sure that voices from those marginalised communities are being amplified, not spoken over. This work has got to be authentic!


What we do

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  • Systems of oppression

  • Anti-racism and race critical theory

  • Equitable design

  • Gender parity

  • Mental health and wellbeing

  • Inclusive mentoring and sponsorship

  • Inclusive leadership

  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

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  • Training design & facilitation

  • Policy reviews

  • Process (re)design

  • Equity & inclusion strategy

  • Equity & inclusion evaluations

  • Speaking and panels

  • ERG and networks set-up

  • KPIs, OKRs, data and metrics

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