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Diversonomics takes an in-depth look into the various diversity initiatives shaping the legal industry in Canada, the U.K., and around the world. Presented by Gowling WLG, the podcast features a discussion by leading industry figures at the forefront of a push to make the profession of law more welcoming, inclusive and diverse. CPD Accredited EDI LogoMany of these podcasts contain Equality & Inclusion Professionalism (EDI) credits toward the mandatory CPD requirements of the Law Society of Ontario (subject to the overall limit of 6 hours per year for viewing archived video programs). This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.
||Clean206 Trans-forming the norm: Gender identity in the legal profession||When it comes to transgender employees in the workplace, should we rely on policies to dictate a firm’s culture or vice versa? We sat down with Clare Fielding, a trans-person and partner at Town Legal LLP in the UK, to discuss best practices when it..||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean205 Re-training the brain (Pt 2): Employee-employer dynamics when dealing with concussion||In part 1, we spoke with Gowling WLG lawyer Jane Clark about her return to work process post-concussion. In part 2, host Roberto Aburto sits down with his wife Carrie-Anne Bourassa, a civil litigation lawyer who previously suffered a concussion and...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean204 Re-training the brain (Pt 1): The road to work after concussion||Sometimes the worst part about sustaining an injury is the recovery process that follows. When an employee becomes concussed, the road to return to work can be incredibly trying and strenuous. Our special guest Jane Clark, a partner at Gowling WLG,...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean203 A seat at the table: It’s time for women to get on boards||The glass ceiling is real and many women are finding it hard to fight against the perception that there simply aren’t enough qualified women to fill senior positions and sit on boards. We caught up with Gowling WLG partner Lorraine Mastersmith, who...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean202 Access granted: Leveraging corporate social responsibility through legal social mobility||There exists a direct correlation between accessibility and social inequality that often goes unaddressed.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean201 Coming attractions: A sneak peek at season 2 of Diversonomics||We are very excited about the season ahead — so much so that we couldn't wait to showcase some of the awesome things diversity champions around the world are doing.||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 Why your firm should undergo unconscious bias training||For the final episode of Season 1 of Diversonomics, host Roberto Aburto speaks to Carolyn Lawrence, gender leader, inclusion & diversity at Deloitte. She explains why more and more law firms and big businesses are implementing unconscious bias training||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 Building a better workforce through inclusive recruitment||For episode five of Diversonomics co-hosts Roberto Aberto and Sarah Willis interview Cristie Sutherland, the Director of Student and Associate Programs in Gowling WLG's Calgary office. They discuss the firm's recruitment process and why it's not only im||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 Overcoming bias in the legal profession||In this episode, Neena Gupta, co-chair of Gowling WLG Canada’s National Diversity and Inclusion Council, shares how her experiences with unconscious bias as a young associate motivated her to champion diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, a||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 Fostering inclusion in a global firm||In episode three of Diversonomics, co-hosts Roberto Aburto and Sarah Willis interview Lorna Gavin, Gowling WLG U.K.’s head of diversity, inclusion and corporate responsibility. In their discussion, they explore the challenges and opportunities of impl||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 Tackling LGBT inclusion in the workplace||For episode two of Diversonomics, co-hosts Roberto Aberto and Sarah Willis interview Mark Greenburgh, a partner in Gowling WLG's London office. They discuss the exciting new diversity and inclusion opportunities that have arisen since the combination of||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 Why your firm needs a diversity & inclusion initiative||Podcast summary In the inaugural episode of Diversonomics, co-hosts Roberto Aburto and Sarah Willis introduce listeners to the podcast and discuss their experiences with diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. They also outline some of the obsta||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A unique and timely podcast
So glad this podcast exists to address a very real issue and share the steps the legal industry and large businesses as a whole are doing to embrace diversity and promote inclusion.
Topical and timely
Diversonomics is an insightful and incisive exploration of diversity in both the legal industry and the broader business world. Roberto and Sarah are terrific hosts -- definitely worth subscribing!
An excellent start on an important topic
Looking forward to the remainder of the season!