About Us


Our goal is to help our clients develop and manage diverse workforces, develop and implement compliant Affirmative Action Plans, identify and manage risk by proactively identifying and correcting barriers to equal employment opportunities.


We are committed to forming a partnership with our clients. We are proud of the fact that our business has developed almost exclusively through client referrals. We value our long term client relationships, client satisfaction, accuracy, integrity, professionalism and quality.
Our Founder and President

N. Darlene Walker

Darlene has over 30 years of experience serving as a consultant providing strategic affirmative action management, consultation and technical assistance in compliance reviews by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and guidance on new and existing OFCCP/EEOC regulations.

Prior to establishing NDW, Darlene was a member of the faculty at the University of Houston for twelve years, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and publishing in the field of public law and regulation. She has also been a visiting professor at The University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Meet the NDW Staff

Our highly experienced staff of analysts and consultants has more than 250 cumulative years of experience in affirmative action planning and EEO.