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. Creating a Collaborative Culture: Fellows Visit 3M

LCLD Communications, 11/14/17

“What I found most valuable about the 3M Learning Experience was the opportunity to interact with other Fellows and 3M attorneys, including General Counsel Ivan Fong,” said 2017 Fellow Jaya White. “And of course, the opportunity to learn more about 3M’s business—which is a lot more than just Scotch tape!”

2. Big Law Outpaces Big Biz for LGBTQ Equality

The American Lawyer, 11/9/17

About 80 percent of participating law firms and 50 percent of participating Fortune 500 companies achieved perfect scores on the Corporate Equality Index, which evaluates organizational support of LGBTQ employees; 170 LCLD Member organizations received perfect scores. (See the full report here.)

3. GE Prepares to Vet Next Slate of Go-To Law Firms

The American Lawyer, 11/9/17

Law firms that want a coveted spot in LCLD Member corporation General Electric’s GE Select Program will now have to meet certain diversity benchmarks. 

4. ABA Summit Examines Why Seasoned Women are Leaving the Law

The American Lawyer, 11/8/17

Law firms often assume female attrition correlates with childbearing; but in fact, women are more frequently leaving their firms later, in their 40s and 50s. 

5. We Interviewed 57 Female CEOs to Find Out How More Women Can Get to the Top

Harvard Business Review, 11/8/17

Recommendations include identifying potential earlier in women’s careers, illuminating the path to CEO, and articulating the role in terms that engage women, like the opportunity to collaborate with others and create meaningful change.