The Washington Initiative for Diversity (WID) is excited to invite you to participate in the WID 2020 Winter Stakeholder Gathering – Diversity and Inclusion in Law Firms.
This gathering will focus on the hiring and retention of diverse talent in law firms. The event will take place on February 12th, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm, at the Seattle offices of Lane Powell.
Information about WID:
WID is a non-profit that partners with legal employers to provide resources and tools to build an inclusive culture and a diverse work environment. WID has been around for 10+ years and was originally co-founded by Justice B. Madsen of the WA State Supreme Court. We put on a few events a year, including Stakeholder Gatherings. Stakeholder Gatherings are intended to provide safe environments for our colleagues in the legal profession to engage in informative, challenging and rich discussions on D&I, and to share best practices (and missteps) relative to driving D&I imperatives in our places of work and the profession generally.
Information about the Stakeholder Gathering:
Again, the upcoming gathering will focus on the hiring and retention of diverse talent in law firms. We’ll dive into the MCCA and ABA’s Bias Interrupters Research Report on bias in the legal profession with an emphasis on toolkits to interrupt bias in hiring, promotion, and assignments within law firms. Theexecutive summary of the report is on the MCCA website, and it summarizes key data and also provides the tools found on pp. 87-101 of the full report that is available to members of the ABA and MCCA.
We will have a panel discussion with a great line-up of speakers below and then breakout into interactive roundtable discussions amongst our attendees.
· Ann Munson Steines – General Counsel at Nordstrom.
· Genhi Bailey – Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Perkins Coie.
· Jennifer Yokoyama – Deputy General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel at Microsoft.
· Phyllis Turner-Brim – VP and Assistant General Counsel of Intellectual Property, Technology and Brand Protection at Starbucks.
· Robert Harmon – Associate General Counsel and Director at Amazon.
We look forward to seeing you and for great discussions. If you have any questions, please contact David Wilson or Lydia Petrakis.