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NYCBA Diversity and Inclusion Conference
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NYCBA Diversity and Inclusion Conference


When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:00 AM
Where: New York City Bar Association of New York
42 West 44th Street
New York, New York  10036
United States

Program Fee: Member: $100 | Non-Member: $200 | Public Interest: $75

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Registration & Networking Breakfast

Inclusive Teams: Building a Pipeline to Leadership
Katherine W. Phillips, Senior Vice Dean and Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School

Managing Partners Forum (by Invitation Only)
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Fireside Chat: Intersectionality
By all measures, those with visible, multiple dimensions of diversity are more likely to be left behind. Women of color have the highest wage gap nationally, and according to NALP, minority women were only 2.55 percent of partners in 2015, making them the most dramatically underrepresented group at the partnership level, especially given their representation in law schools. Intersectionality theory explains that the more dimensions of difference, the more likely to be seen as “other” and therefore left out. But what if we saw intersectionality not as different but same? The truth is that we all have multiple layers of identity, even if some of us have the privilege of hiding those layers if we want. This fireside chat will explore how we can all use intersectionality as a source of strength to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Anne Weisberg, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (moderator)
Nicole M. Lazarre, National Urban League
Jacqueline LiCalzi, Morgan Stanley
Maria Melendez, Sidley Austin LLP

From Bystanders to Upstanders: Activating Allies & Advocates for Inclusion
By the very term, members of a “minority” population lack the numbers to effect change through sheer volume. But advocacy can be leveraged and amplified when others join the effort. All communities need allies - colleagues who may not have a characteristic of an affinity group, but nonetheless advocate for and address issues impacting a community. Through the Upstander framework, developed at Weil, and facilitated scenarios used at Weil and Bloomberg LP, participants will learn and practice strategies to listen up, show up, talk up, and speak up for all.

Drew Gulley, Bloomberg LLP
Meredith Moore, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Networking Lunch

General Counsels & Managing Partners Forum
General Counsels and Managing Partners that are leaders in diversity will participate in a dialogue about the successes and challenges in their diversity efforts, and share experiences and best practices with the attendees. The panelists will speak not only about their company’s own efforts, but also on the importance of diversity in the outside counsel that serve them.

Nate Saint-Victor, Morgan Stanley (moderator)
Atiba Adams, MARS Global Chocolate
Ellen Dwyer, Crowell & Moring LLP
Eric Friedman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Horacio Gutierrez, Spotify
Elizabeth D. Moore, Con Edison

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