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The Power of One - Minds of Many

HenderWorks Consulting offers a wide range of HR consulting services and provides coaching support to organizations and businesses in a range of HR practice areas.
Lead consultant Effenus Henderson has extensive background in developing diversity and inclusion change frameworks. We partner with our clients to develop sustainable human resource and D&I strategies to meet the needs of 21st century organizations.


HenderWorks Consulting offers a wide range of development services to fit a wide range of businesses. Whether you’re a small, local business or a bustling multinational, we can help you succeed. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and how HenderWorks Consulting can work for you.

Work With A Global Thought Leader


HenderWorks is your "go to" partner for human resource and diversity consulting expertise. We examine what organizations are doing to stay relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world, and which ones are doing it best. We strategize using smart tools (such as the GDIB) and global resources to understand the implications of every brand choice and organizational decision.

Assess Your Effectiveness


With years of experience in countless D&I projects, we’re ready to take your business to the next level. At HenderWorks Consulting, we combine our insights on how to transform your diversity and inclusion framework, processes, strategies, and in turn align with your organizational mission. We’re proud to help shape your diversity initiatives. Check out the HENDEX Analytics Tool.  Check out out new Diversity Foundations Learning Module:  

Coach Leaders on Inclusive Behavior & Role Modeling


21st century diversity and inclusion strategies must be led by organizational leaders and executives. We work with leaders to help craft their business cases and organizational imperatives for their diversity and inclusion change efforts. We believe that diversity is not solely an HR or Diversity function, but a lever that must permeate all business strategies.

Leaders set the tone, hold other leaders accountable, measure progress, and communicates its importance to the organizations. We coach and mentor executives on their messaging and communications processes and practices. We also help leaders understand and improve their personal leadership behavior that builds trust, commitment, and organizational outcomes.

Achieve Your Goals


We provide coaching and mentoring for managers and HR professionals in areas of employee engagement, performance management, compensation planning, issue resolution and employee development strategies.

As a veteran human resource practitioner with significant experience in employee relations, diversity, compensation, international assignments, tax equalization programs, performance management, training and development, Henderson brings a wealth of experience to his projects and assignments.

Work With HR Experts in Our Network


Henderworks is networked with a number of thought leaders in the D&I areas. Using its Hendex Analytics Tool we examine what organizations are doing to stay inclusive, relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world, and which ones are doing it best. We strategize using best practice tools, benchmarks and global resources to understand the implications of human capital, diversity, choice and organizational design on business outcomes.


We value you and want to help you solve your human resource and diversity/inclusion challenges.

PO Box 23340
Federal Way, King County 98063

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Global Diversity and Inclusion Thought Leader

At HenderWorks Consulting we are committed to solving complex HR and diversity related business challenges using the latest technology and data resources, combined with our creative and collaborative strategic approach.


Senior Advisor

Effenus Henderson is President and CEO of HenderWorks, Inc. and Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion. He served as Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington until his retirement in December 2013. In this role he advised the CEO and senior management team on diversity, inclusion and affirmative action related matters. He has over 40 years of vexperience in a variety of human resources roles and responsibilities.

He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and organizations to share his expertise. He has provided advisory support on diversity to the US Federal Government’s EPA office, Office of Personnel Management, US Forest Service, State Department and the USDA.

He has addressed members of the General Assembly of the United Nations on intercultural and interreligious diversity, and also addressed a high level panel of the Alliance of Civilizations in Madrid, Spain in 2008, Istanbul Turkey in 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2010 and Doha, Qatar in 2011. He was a keynote speaker at the 9th and 10th Forum at Fez Morocco (2012, 2013) and at the 2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held in Baku, Azerbaijan (2013). He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Dialogue Foundation, located in Melbourne, Australia.

He has served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Standards Project sponsored by the Society of Human Resources Management supported by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the areas of lead diversity professional competencies, diversity programs, and diversity metrics. In September 2016, he was named convener of the International Organization for Standardization's Technical Committee on Human Resources (TC 260), Working Group 8 which led to the development of the first  ISO global diversity and inclusion standards approved in 2021 (ISO 30415:2021).

He has served on numerous boards including the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) where he is a member of the founding board, the National Urban League Board where he has served as a national trustee and president of the Council of Affiliate Board Members. He is also a past chair of the Attrition Retention Consortium, a national group studying turnover trends in Corporate America. He has served as member of the Board of Advisors, School Business, Florida A&M University.

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