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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The winning idea at this year’s hackathon was an app that delivers small nudges to interrupt implicit bias in the talent development cycle. LCLD Member firms McDermott Will & Emery, O’Melveny & Myers, Hunton Andrews Kurth, and Cooley were represented on the winning team.
In the legal field, men earn 24 percent more, on average, than women, according to a report from the American Association of University Women. “With more women assuming the role of primary breadwinners in their families, the gender wage gap hurts everyone: kids, families, communities, and societies as a whole,” writes the CEO of AAUW.
LCLD Member firms Brooks Kushman P.C. and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP received the top score on the 2018 ChIPs Honor Roll, which recognizes law firms that are proactively tracking and supporting inclusion initiatives.
CNN Business, 11/1/18
Employee resource groups do the critical work of connecting employees of similar backgrounds and experiences. But they can also be an important tool for promoting diversity organization-wide.
Harvard Business Review, 11/1/18
“Along with employee assistance programs, conversation and education are fundamental if our goal is to increase understanding and reduce stigma around mental health,” writes Morra Aarons-Meles, Founder of Women Online.