Title: Successfully Navigating the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Landscape: What Law Departments Can Do in 2021
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM Central Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

Hosted by Thomson Reuters


The landscape of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is evolving rapidly, with the growing importance for companies to improve race/ethnic diversity at senior levels, the increasing societal and shareholder pressures to expand diversity of public company boards, and the impact of the pandemic to recruit from a greater geographical footprint because of remote working. Hear from expert in-house leaders on how they are meeting the moment.
In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What’s new for 2021
  • Where legal departments have the biggest opportunities pertaining to DEI
  • What can be done NOW to demonstrate commitment to change and DEI initiatives

Sharon Makower
Senior Legal Editor, Capital Markets & Securities Service
Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Sharon Makower joined Practical Law from Cablevision Systems Corporation, where she was associate general counsel. Previously she was a senior corporate attorney for Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, specializing in securities and M&A. Before that, she was an associate in the corporate group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

Fernando Garcia
VP, In-House Counsel

Fernando enjoys speaking and writing about advancing diversity and inclusiveness within the legal profession, as well as speaking about the future of law and how technology is changing and will change the profession. He was named the Thought Leader of 2018 by the Association of Corporate Counsel and Lexology, one of the 100 World's Leading General Counsel by Legal Era Media Group in 2017, received the Professional Contribution Award from the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and was also named one of the Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Fernando holds an MBA with a specialization in Strategic Management, civil and common law degrees, a Master of Industrial Relations, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Labour Studies.

Kenya Pierre
Deputy General Counsel

Kenya first started her law career as a patent attorney with the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, supporting the Beauty Care Division. She then moved to Atlanta to support global juice and nutritional research science with The Coca-Cola Company and then subsequently to support corporate research and innovation, litigation, global compliance as the lead business counsel for global nonwovens at the Kimberly-Clark Company in Roswell, GA. Most recently she served as the general counsel for Arauco North America, a leader in composite manufacturing for particleboard, MDF, laminates and other types of composite panels. Currently, she is the deputy general counsel for Strava, the leading internet and app for athletes who wish to track their running and cycling routines. It is a perfect opportunity that blends her legal and athletic background. Kenya Pierre is a cum laude graduate in Chemistry/pre-med of Spelman College and a Law Review graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Kenya has three daughters who keep the family busy with volleyball tournaments. In her "spare time," she is a certified 200 RYT yoga instructor who enjoys leading others in their journey to well being.

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