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. Intel Closing in on Major Workforce Diversity Milestone

C Net, 3/27/18

By 2018, LCLD Member corporation Intel expects the makeup of its workforce to match the percentage of women and minorities in the U.S. tech industry, ahead of its 2020 goal. 

2. “If You Have No One in Your Corner, You Get Weeded Out”: Black Women Describe Navigating Race and Gender in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review, 3/26/18

The women interviewed detail the mental strain of feeling unable to be authentic at work, and the critical need for sponsors who will advocate for them in the workplace. 

3. OpEd: Racial Segregation Doesn’t Just Belong to the South. It Belongs to All of Us.

The Washington Post, 3/27/18

“Americans will never fully comprehend our history as long as we smooth out jagged edges like that one: a child forbidden to attend a school named for a hero of equality, simply because she was black,” writes David Von Drehle, reflecting on Brown v. Board of Education.

4. How Four Women Rose at Walmart

Corporate Counsel, 4/2/18

Karen Roberts, LCLD Board Member and General Counsel of Walmart, and Kerry Koutoc, LCLD Diversity Professional and General Counsel of Sam’s Club, speak about their paths to leadership at a company that supports women with diverse backgrounds.

5. Move Over Moms, Male Lawyers Are Using Flextime Too

The American Lawyer, 3/28/18

The growing number of men using flextime policies at LCLD Member firms Foley & Lardner, Crowell & Moring, and Hanson Bridgett is expected to help promote the value and widespread adoption of reduced schedules. 

6. Why Does the Gender Wage Gap Persist in the Law?, 4/3/18

“The legal industry must take a hard look at its culture and understand that technology, process, new delivery models, and other indices of innovation are footnotes to core values. If the legal industry does not commit to end the scourge of its internal discrimination, how can it have standing to do so for others?” writes Mark Cohen, Chairman at Elevate.