Contribution by Randstad Global Legal
After exploring the theory around D&I for some time, the in-house legal team at Randstad Global wanted to go beyond the policy on paper. They felt it was time to put D&I in practice. Randstad Global Legal offered Hamza Enes Kaya, a Turkish lawyer and political refugee in the Netherlands, an internship within their department.
In times of crisis we need to double down on D&I efforts. We can learn in this respect from the U.S. Bank’s legal ops team under the leadership of General Counsel Jim Chosy.
EQUAL in LEGAL Trailblazer Natalie Runyon has a deep belief in inclusion and fairness as an ally to women, people of color, individuals identifying as LGBTQ, and disabilities, among others.
One of the reasons that women have not advanced in equal pay, parental leave, and equitable hiring and promotion is because women have lacked male allies in the workplace. Male allyship is critical in the evolution of gender equality programs in the workplace. A new research report on allyship by future legal leaders was recently released.
What can you do as an in-house legal department in order to become more diverse and inclusive as a department and organization and embrace D&I