Speaking Engagement

The Time for Change Is Now: Developing & Promoting Leaders of Color

Women, Diversity & Change Virtual Summit

Online Event

Blank Rome Partner Shawn M. Wright will be a speaker at the Women, Diversity & Change Virtual Summit, part of CenterForce USA’s Women in Law Summit Series. The summit is being held as an online event on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a networking reception to follow.

Shawn’s session, “The Time for Change Is Now: Developing & Promoting Leaders of Color,” will take place from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m., and the panelists will explore:

  • The challenges that minority leaders face in the legal profession
  • Why law firms and other employers should care about retaining and advancing people of color
  • Performative vs. Sustainable change
  • Affinity groups and other resources
  • Success stories—Advice for young attorneys of color

The Women Diversity and Change Summit explores the obstacles, risks and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women and minority leaders, including the best strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse talent even in the face of a pandemic; how to maintain standards of excellence while working remotely; how to enlist men to become allies and advocates; whether companies are doing enough to create a culture of inclusion that goes beyond metrics; and more.

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a sponsor of this event, which has been attended in the past by senior in-house counsel from companies including ABM Industries, AECOM, AEG, Amgen, Bloomberg, Comcast, Google, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, MGM, Qualcomm, Sony, Yahoo, and many others.

For more information, please visit the event webpage.