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BY THE NUMBERS: DIVERSITY IN THE US

To complement the qualitative research carried out with those featured and profiled in this publication, a comprehensive quantitative investigation looking at diversity and inclusion from all angles was completed in order to add depth to the research.

SHAPING DIVERSITY PART ONE

The efforts of the government and outside counsel with respect to diversity and inclusion – particularly from a legislative perspective – are especially evident. But what about the fight for change in the workplace and the role of in-house counsel in proactively pushing that agenda forward?

SHAPING DIVERSITY PART TWO

The talent pipeline is a significant area of focus for many of the general counsel who participated in this research. Many in-house departments are now proactively trying to change the face of their own internal recruitment.

SHAPING DIVERSITY PART THREE

One trend which emerged in the research conducted to support this report, was a much more serious focus on sponsorship and mentoring in the US compared with the UK and Europe. That has been illustrated both in the commitment to establishing programs in this space, but also in the dynamic seen between mentors/mentees and sponsors/sponsees.

TOOLKIT

Across the legal sector – from the partner level in private firms and general counsel in major corporates, right through to new recruits fresh out of law school – research shows that there remains barriers to entering and progressing through the sector for certain groups and demographics.