Fostering Diversity and a Culture of Inclusion within Legal Leadership

November 14, 2019 at 11:25am12:10pm
The Women, Diversity & Change Summit: Seattle
Bell Harbor International Conference Center

2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66

Seattle, WA 98121

There is a clear business case for expanding diversity within the ranks of an organization. Starting at the top: when 25% or more of management and/or board members are women, profit and retention of an organization rises. General counsel and in-house counsel can have a direct impact by not only fostering an inclusive culture within their department, but also by committing to hiring law firms that employ and promote women and minorities.

This panel will explore:

  • How to take advantage of the current landscape to create change
  • What individual counsel can do to affect organizational culture
  • The important role law firms play in improving legal diversity:
    • The impact on corporate diversity
    • More diverse partners & retention