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. What One Law Firm Leader Learned About Diversity from His Clients

The American Lawyer, 6/16/17

“Being a diverse and inclusive law firm requires work across the spectrum – from hiring practices to cultural shifts to the ways in which we measure our success,” writes Robert Grand, LCLD Member and Managing Partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP

2. Why We Logged Every Fortune 500 Company’s Diversity Data, or Lack Thereof

Fortune, 6/16/17

Just 3 percent of companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list are fully transparent about the demographics of their workforce. Of those 16 companies, seven are LCLD Member organizations: Microsoft, Intel, HP Inc., Facebook, Jones Lang LaSalle, Adobe, and Merck.

3. Accenture Sets Diversity Goal: 50% Women by 2025

HR Technologist, 6/19/17

LCLD Member corporation Accenture PLC plans to use its executive leadership programs, flexible work arrangements, and transparency on diversity and inclusion to hit global gender parity by 2025. 

4. Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate 

Harvard Business Review, 6/20/17

Leveraging networks, tying changes to the organization’s purpose, and providing specific examples of the necessary changes are all ways leaders can promote an organizational culture change. 

5. New ACC Survey Finds “Dramatic” Gender Pay Gap for In-House Counsel

Inside Counsel, 6/15/17

A survey of 1,800 in-house counsel in 53 countries found “a higher proportion of men in six of seven tiers beyond $199,000 – yet only 8 percent of male respondents believe that [the disparity] even exists.” 

6. Answer the Call for Authentic Leadership

Chief Learning Officer, 6/20/17

True authentic leadership is less about how your present yourself and more about how you understand yourself and your environment.