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What is Empress Rules?

Empress Rules Equity Consulting is a MBE/WBE/ESB certified firm that works with organizations to create inclusive environments. Our mission is to end the dehumanization of people. We specialize in Anti-Racism, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (AREI) centered Strategic Planning, Executive Coaching, Workshops, and Community Engagement. Empress Rules facilitated services for organizations such as the Portland Children's Levy, Travel Oregon, The City of Gresham, The City of Salem, Energy Trust of Oregon, Prosper Portland, and more. 


Empress Rules was nominated as one of the Portland Business Journal’s “Rose City's Finest: Celebrating 100 Black Leaders in Portland"

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Our Vision

Empress Rules' vision is to create a world of inclusion where skin color, gender identity or ability no longer determine socioeconomic status. We will create a world where everyone has what they need to thrive.

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Our Mission

Empress Rules' mission is to eliminate racism.

Our Values

Building Relationships Across Difference

Build genuine, long-lasting relationships, connecting people across intersectional business, racial, ability, cultural and gender identity differences.


Dismantling Internalizations

We are committed to dismantling racialized internalizations and delusions of white superiority and BIPOC racial inferiority.


Support partners in exploring the language, historical context and root causes of their own personal biases, symptoms of anti-blackness/dehumanization and the understanding of the historical, current and organizational racial climate in which we live.


We must hold ourselves accountable to change.

Consciousness Raising & Self Reflection 

Facilitate connection and healing through community building, consciousness-raising activities, self-reflection, and accountability.


We value the ability of individuals and systems to change in ways that make racial justice possible. We recognize the importance of struggle in fueling transformation.


We value fairness, the best foundation for unity among all people.


Drastically increase the level of inclusion, especially in executive and management level positions for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). We must be owners, planners, and decision-makers in the systems that impact our lives.

Professional Development

Provide professional development that fosters environments of inclusion and learning.

Who is Kheoshi Owens, MBA

Kheoshi Owens, MBA, is a Mother, Activist, Tennis Fanatic, Artist, North Portland Native and CEO of Empress Rules Equity Consulting. Empress Rules specializes in AREI (Anti-racism, Racial Equity, & Inclusion) Strategic Planning, Workshops, Executive Coaching, Business Development and more.

Empress Rules utilizes the transformational consciousness-raising technique called the "Experiential Learning Cycle" technique to support the embodiment and institutionalization of anti-racist actions, policies, procedures, and outcomes. Empress Rules’ mission is to end the dehumanization of people. For over 20 years, Kheoshi has worked to manifest racial and economic justice on behalf of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and ultimately, all people.


When Black people are free; we all will be free. Kheoshi is a “Portland Community College Diamond Alumni'' award winner for outstanding service to the community. Kheoshi was selected by the Portland Business Journal as one of “Rose City's Finest: Celebrating 100 Black Leaders In Portland. Kheoshi is a founding member of Energy Trust of Oregon’s “Diversity Advisory Council,” a founding member of the “Equitable Giving Circle,” and co-creator of the “Portland Means Progress Culture Change Roadmap” for the City of Portland..

Schedule your free consultation now as Change Begins With You and I!

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