Compiled for LCLD Members and the 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. New Tool Strives to Help Legal Teams Push Diversity Goals  

Designed by LCLD Member organizations Baker McKenzie, Starbucks, and Northwestern Mutual, the Diversity & Inclusion Maturity Model Index helps organizations track the progress of their D&I strategy. Law360

2. Does Diversity Training Really Work?

One hour of diversity training may lead to a change in attitudes, but not necessarily a change in behavior, according to research from the Wharton School of Business. Knowledge @ Wharton

3. Third of Female Lawyers Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Finds

A survey of almost 7,000 female attorneys from 135 countries found that a third have been sexually harassed at work and half have been bullied. In the U.S., the percentage of women that have been harassed at work is higher than average, at 43 percent. Bloomberg

4. Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Need to Make Business Sense: A Q&A with Vania Wit

In a conversation about diversity at LCLD Member organization United Airlines, Deputy General Counsel Vania Wit emphasizes the importance of collaboration between companies and law firms to effect change across the profession. Corporate Counsel

5. The Number of Men Who Are Uncomfortable Mentoring Women is Growing

“If men are reluctant even to meet one-on-one with women, there’s no way women can get an equal shot at proving themselves,” writes Sheryl Sandberg, COO at LCLD Member organization FacebookFortune

6. NYC Bar’s Diversity Push Aims to Tap Future Lawyers Early

Part of the NYC Bar Association's program asks firms to offer pro bono-like credit when attorneys do outreach and education to young people about the legal profession. Bloomberg Big Law Business

7. She’s Asian and Female. But She’s Not Me.

Reporter Michelle Ye Hee Lee reflects on her many experiences being confused with other Asian women in her field: “It erases my body of work for someone else’s, simply because their ancestors were born on the same continent as mine.” The Washington Post