24 episodes

Diversonomics takes an in-depth look into the various diversity initiatives shaping the legal industry in Canada, the U.K., and around the world. Presented by Gowling WLG, the podcast features a discussion by leading industry figures at the forefront of a push to make the profession of law more welcoming, inclusive and diverse.

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Diversonomics takes an in-depth look into the various diversity initiatives shaping the legal industry in Canada, the U.K., and around the world. Presented by Gowling WLG, the podcast features a discussion by leading industry figures at the forefront of a push to make the profession of law more welcoming, inclusive and diverse.

CPD
Accredited EDI LogoMany of these podcasts contain Equality & Inclusion Professionalism (EDI) credits toward the mandatory CPD requirements of the Law Society of Ontario (subject to the overall limit of 6 hours per year for viewing archived video programs). This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

    The WE Empower Program: Encouraging organizations to become signatories of Women’s Empowerment Principles

    The WE Empower Program: Encouraging organizations to become signatories of Women’s Empowerment Principles

    Established in 2018, and set to conclude at the end of 2020, the WE Empower Program is a joint initiative between UN Women, the International Labour Organization and the European Union.
    Tune in to episode 6 of Diversonomics season 4 as hosts Roberto Aburto and Cindy Kou speak with Camille Beaudoin, junior consultant and program assistant for the WE Empower Program in Canada, about advancing gender equality in the workplace — and how work environments will change drastically over the next decade.

    • 16 min
    Forging ahead: Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace

    Forging ahead: Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace

    Tune in to episode 5 of Diversonomics season 4 as hosts Roberto Aburto and Cindy Kou speak with Adrian Ishak – senior corporate counsel for global labour & employment at Salesforce and vice-chair of the Roundtable of Diversity Associations – about the key barriers to EDI success and the importance of remaining committed to continually moving forward.

    • 28 min
    Moving the needle: Key barriers to embedding diversity and inclusion within an organization

    Moving the needle: Key barriers to embedding diversity and inclusion within an organization

    From misunderstood expectations to lack of buy-in on the value of diversity, there are a number of challenges and obstacles facing leaders who want equity, diversity and inclusion to really thrive in their organizations.

    Tune in to the fourth episode of Diversonomics season 4 as hosts Roberto Aburto and Cindy Kou speak with Dr. Sarah Saska, co-founder and CEO of Feminuity, about what's working, what's not working and how everyone can be a champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    • 29 min
    Partnership admission: Addressing the risk of unconscious gender bias

    Partnership admission: Addressing the risk of unconscious gender bias

    In 2018, Gowling WLG Canada embarked on its three-year Clients First: Strategic Plan. One of the goals of the comprehensive plan is to have a partnership that is one-third female by January 1, 2021.
    To help make this happen, Gowling WLG engaged Deloitte as a third-party consultant to conduct a thorough examination of the firm’s existing approach to partnership admission – and make recommendations on how to reduce the impact unconscious gender bias may have on it.

    • 20 min
    Disability and inclusion: The challenges of access and finding meaningful employment

    Disability and inclusion: The challenges of access and finding meaningful employment

    Tune in to season 4, episode 2 of Diversonomics as hosts Roberto Aburto and Cindy Kou chat with diversity and inclusion consultant Emma Dennis about the challenges of developing an inclusiveness strategy for disabled employees in a world where there is no “one size fits all” solution.

    • 21 min
    The truth about reconciliation: Bridging the gap between the Indigenous and the law

    The truth about reconciliation: Bridging the gap between the Indigenous and the law

    Tune into the first episode of Diversonomics, Season 4, as our hosts Roberto Aburto and Cindy Kou chat with one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers of 2019, Jaimie Lickers, about what reconciliation really means for Indigenous people in Canada and how to move the legal profession forward when it comes to Indigenous law.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Drive fan ,

An excellent start on an important topic

Looking forward to the remainder of the season!

Jamessurfer30 ,

Topical and timely

Diversonomics is an insightful and incisive exploration of diversity in both the legal industry and the broader business world. Roberto and Sarah are terrific hosts -- definitely worth subscribing!

Jessica Moorhouse ,

A unique and timely podcast

So glad this podcast exists to address a very real issue and share the steps the legal industry and large businesses as a whole are doing to embrace diversity and promote inclusion.

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