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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New York Times, 3/8/19
What’s so great about Sweden? Every year, this Nordic nation of ten million people ranks as one of the happiest, friendliest, and most environmentally conscious countries in the world. It's also one of the best places to be a woman.
HP’s CEO Dion Weisler took a pledge back in 2017 to advance D&I in the workplace, as part of an initiative called the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. As HP Inc. president and LCLD Board member Kim Rivera can attest, it does not appear to be an empty promise.
Harvard Business Review, 3/4/19
The factors preventing women of color from advancing at work are different from those holding back white women and even men of color. These include microaggressions, double standards, and unconscious bias in the workplace. Here are six ways managers can help.
The American Lawyer, 3/1/19
With the head of a rainmaker and the heart of an innovator, change-makers are quickly becoming a driving force in helping law firms explore new ways of thinking. Here's a field guide to the species.
The American Lawyer, 3/10/19
Legal departments are generally more inclusive than big law firms, but diversity advocates say there's still work to be done, especially at the general counsel level.
ABA Journal, 3/7/19
People skills do not get much attention in law firms, or in law school, either. Yet soft skills—from managing relationships to communication, mentorship, negotiation, networking, and office politics—are essential to success in business, including the business of law.