Oct. 20 Webinar: Advancing Equity in Leadership
The Thomson Reuters Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law (TWLL) program and University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School are hosting a three-part webinar series on advancing equity in leadership, exploring new research around allyship and inclusivity. On Oct. 20, the second session in the series, Setting C-Suites for Sea Change, will examine work-family policies and workplace culture toward greater employment equity and inclusion.
Panelists will discuss how Fortune 500, Am Law 100 and the Big Four accounting firms can shape diversity and inclusion policies for entire industries, and examine the synergies between progressive work-family policies and broader behavioral reform, especially as persistent concerns like sexual harassment threaten to erode organizational health. They will also share how employers can actively align and curate organizational guidelines with a healthy corporate ethos.
Neil Sternthal, managing director of Global Large Law & Canada for Thomson Reuters, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include:
- Susan Bright, UK managing partner, Hogan Lovells
- Michael Machado, student researcher, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
- Megha Parekh, senior vice president and chief legal officer, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Mark Wasserman, managing partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, and co-chief executive officer, Eversheds Sutherland Limited
Register for the Oct. 20 webinar, which is scheduled from noon to 1:15 p.m. EDT.
The webinar series explores findings from Allyship: Upstander vs. Bystander, a study conducted by Penn Law and Thomson Reuters on how emerging male leaders in law and business, specifically law students, approach being allies to women, especially women of color. The series began on Sept. 15 with a keynote and panel discussion, A New Era of Equality: Redefining Leadership through a Lens of Allyship. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, associate dean for international affairs at Penn Law, shared highlights from the conversation. An on-demand recording is available.
The third webinar, (Un)Manning the Helm: Understanding (and Undoing) Gender Normalization in Leadership, will take place on Nov. 19.
For more insights, download the latest TWLL annual report. Also, listen to a recent podcast with Lucinda Case, head of Legal Professionals, Europe, Thomson Reuters on how the current environment is changing the conversation around ways organizations can promote gender equality, and how the COVID-19 crisis has helped reveal the benefits of more inclusive recruiting and hiring practices.