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. Women, Influence & Power in Law: 2019 Honorees

Nine members of the LCLD community are being honored at the Women, Influence & Power in Law awards this fall, including LCLD Board Members Ellen Dwyer and Kim Koopersmith. See the full list of winners hereCorporate Counsel

2. Shareholder Value is No Longer Everything, Top CEOs Say 

  • The 200 CEOs who are members of Business Roundtable issued a statement saying that a corporation’s goal is no longer only to advance the interests of stakeholders, but also to invest in their employees—in part, by fostering diversity and inclusion.  The New York Times
  • Thirty-seven LCLD Member corporations were represented on the list of signatories.  Business Rountable

3. Why Leaning In Doesn’t Apply for Women of Color

“As women of color we are always the asterisk to a conversation. I’m saying we are no longer subscribing to that narrative,” says Minda Harts, Founder of The Memo, a career development company for women of color.  Forbes

4. Deadline Looms for U.S. Employers to Report Pay for Women, Minorities 

By September 30, all employers with more than 100 employees must disclose detailed salary data, including breakdowns by gender, race, and ethnicity, to help identify race and gender pay gaps.  The Wall Street Journal

5. Belonging in the Workplace: A New Approach to Diversity and Inclusion 

“The idea is not to ignore differences but to normalize how we discuss and talk about them. The idea is that everyone is different, and they are equal,” writes D&I consultant Pragya Agarwal.  Forbes

6. INTERACT: Who Shares Your Views on Race? 

See how your views on race compare to those of 6,000+ other Americans.  Pew Research Center