Carla Irwin is an affirmative action consultant who specializes in affirmative action strategy, development, implementation, audit support, outreach and training.

After completing law school Ms. Irwin began her corporate career in affirmative action at Zurich North America as an Affirmative Action Compliance Manager. While at Zurich, Ms. Irwin managed Zurich’s Affirmative Action Programs and company-wide affirmative action training.

From there, Ms. Irwin was hired by Office Max as the Director of EEO & Diversity. During her tenure at Office Max, Ms. Irwin was responsible for developing and implementing nearly 1,000 AAPs, managing OFCCP audits, conducting training, diversity initiatives and oversight of the applicant tracking system (ATS) for all Office Max locations.

In 2006, Ms. Irwin realized that her education and experience, both as a lawyer and corporate executive, could help other companies identify and capitalize on opportunities to integrate comprehensive AAPs into their existing company structures. In October that year, Ms. Irwin established Carla Irwin & Associates, Inc.

Carla Irwin & Associates, Inc. is focused on helping companies design, develop and implement affirmative action programs. Ms. Irwin and her team review all aspects of the business environment to provide a customized solution for compliance. Her practice supports clients across a broad span of industries from retail and gaming to manufacturing and technology.

Ms. Irwin holds a BA degree from Southern Illinois University and a JD degree from DePaul University College of Law.