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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

2021: A Fresh Perspective on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs in the Workplace

Start Date: 1/13/2021 12:00 PM PST
End Date: 1/13/2021 1:00 PM PST


Organization Name: Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Contact:
Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: (206) 749-0319

Sponsor: WDTL Diversity Committee

In honor of the Martin Luther King holiday, this session opens a discussion as to how diversity, equity, and inclusion issues presented themselves to us in 2020, and the impact on the workplace – especially in light of the recent Black Lives Matter movement seeking systemic changes in how we view race in America – in 2021 and beyond.

1 CLE credit confirmed.
Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants.
 
2021: A Fresh Perspective on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs in the Workplace

Recognizing the role that our words, deeds, and unspoken biases play in establishing the organizational culture can go a long way to creating – or maintaining – a workplace where everyone feels appreciated and respected. We discuss how diversity, equity, and inclusion issues presented themselves to us in 2020, the impact on the workplace, the challenges presented by unconscious bias, and strategies to prevent bias from affecting our decision-making and impairing the organizational culture. Finally, this session will take a look at some of the trends and approaches that have been used to address organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to understand the legal risk areas and aid attendees with developing a pathway forward.
 
Presented by:
Alyesha Dotson
Associate, Littler

With over a decade of experience as an employment litigator and legal trainer, Alyesha Dotson adeptly navigates clients through the legal landscape, including in the diversity, equity and inclusion space.  

Alyesha’s multilingual and multicultural heritage, her globe-trotting background and her qualifications as an employment attorney and neutral facilitator manifest in relatable training that extends from the C-Suite to the shop floor. She engages with clients to understand what they need, and strategizes to deliver it to them in the most efficient and effective manner. 

Alyesha possesses a multifaceted perspective on the design and implementation of meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that are not only legally compliant but harness the potential of both stakeholders and individual contributors. She delivers her customized training programs to organizations that range in size from Fortune 500 companies to small, local businesses.
The WDTL Diversity Committee was created to provide business development and networking opportunities for its diverse members, inside and outside the organization. Its members and supporters recognize the value of different perspectives and experiences and are committed to promoting educational and career advancement opportunities for historically underrepresented populations/groups. The committee is open to all members. To join, please login to your WDTL account and select Committees & Sections.
 

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