Women and Minorities: Willing Partners or Reluctant Allies?
IILP is pleased to partner with the National Association of Women Lawyers (“NAWL”) to explore whether women and minorities collaborate as effectively as they might to advance diversity and inclusion goals. If they do not, why not? And, in that case, what might be done to foster stronger and more effective collaborative efforts? As the straight, white male hegemony that has come to characterize the legal profession changes, will some of the groups that had previously been disenfranchised – white women and diverse women – become stronger allies? Or will the groups continue to separately pursue their agendas? What are the potential benefits, challenges, and ramifications to diversity and inclusion objectives under each model? Which model will be speedier in leading to a more inclusive legal profession?
IILP and NAWL are presenting a series of discussions around the country to explore this issue and develop recommendations:
Chicago – May 16, 2012 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at the Chicago Bar Association at 321 S. Plymouth Court (Register through the Chicago Bar Association at www.ChicagoBar.org)
New York – July 19, 2012 from 2:30 – 3:45 PM at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at 301 Park Avenue (Register through NAWL at www.NAWL.org)
Watch this space for additional presentations of this program as they are scheduled.