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.
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
Last January, Michelle Fang, Chief Legal Officer (CLO) at Turo, initiated a call to action letter signed by more than 170 US general counsel, marking the latest effort by GCs to influence the level of diversity within the law firms they hire.