Compiled for the LCLD Board of Directors every Wednesday, this digest is designed to brief you on the latest headlines about LCLD Members and organizations, as well as thought-provoking articles on diversity in the legal profession, talent development, mentoring, and leadership. Past issues of the Digest are also archived on the LCLD web site.

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1. The 50 Most Powerful Latinas of 2017 

Fortune, 3/14/17

LCLD Members Kim Rivera, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at HP Inc.; Elisa Garcia, Chief Legal Officer at Macy’s Inc.; and Gloria Santona, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at McDonald’s Corp., were recognized for successful careers and social and cultural influence. 

2. Five Ways to Guarantee Women Can Speak Up and Speak Out

Financial Times, 3/9/17

Male leaders can use practical techniques every day to empower the women with whom they work, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter, past LCLD meeting speaker and President of New America.

3. The Buddy Syndrome: Why Companies Look the Same (and Why Changing is So Hard)

LinkedIn, 3/7/17

Homogenous leadership isn’t a pipeline problem, it’s the result of “the syndrome of the single story,” writes lawyer and tech executive Mallun Yen.

4. Getting More Women into the C-Suite Means Keeping Them in the Talent Pipeline

Kellogg Insights, 3/10/17

There are three key “pivot points” at which “high-potential women experience career choices, goals, and trade-offs differently than do high-potential men with similar education and experience.”

5. A New Phase of Chaos on Transgender Rights

The New Yorker, 3/13/17

“Questions about what constitutes sex discrimination against transgender people will be alive long after we have answers on bathroom access,” writes Harvard Law professor Jeannie Gersen. 

6. Op-Ed: Being Indian in Trump’s America

The New Yorker, 3/15/17

Author and journalist Amitava Kumar reflects on the history of hate crimes targeting Indians and Indian Americans, often because they were incorrectly believed to be Muslim.