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Everyone irrespective of their background has a narrative. By providing a forum for our guests to tell their personal stories, we aim to foster connection and build community through shared experience. Please join us as we use the art of storytelling to drive progress through inclusion and break down barriers in the workplace.

Inclusivity Included: Powerful personal stories Reed Smith

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Everyone irrespective of their background has a narrative. By providing a forum for our guests to tell their personal stories, we aim to foster connection and build community through shared experience. Please join us as we use the art of storytelling to drive progress through inclusion and break down barriers in the workplace.

    Ray Cardozo: The Power of Proximity

    Ray Cardozo: The Power of Proximity

    As we kick off Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Reed Smith appellate partner Ray Cardozo shares his personal story including migrating from Kenya to New England, attending UC Berkeley, becoming an attorney and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court for Reed Smith. Ray discusses the impact of racism and shares solutions all of us can undertake to stop hate and pay it forward for future generations.
    For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 26 min
    Keys to recruiting diverse legal talent

    Keys to recruiting diverse legal talent

    Merle Vaughn, national law firm diversity practice group leader at Major, Lindsey & Africa, shares her experiences in recruiting diverse talent. She tells co-hosts  Iveliz Crespo and John Iino how leading recruiters have found success, how diverse individuals can maximize their opportunities and how employers can improve their recruiting practices.
    For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 31 min
    Innovative DE&I programs for corporations

    Innovative DE&I programs for corporations

    KeyAnna Schmiedl, global head for culture and inclusion at Wayfair, joins co-hosts Iveliz Crespo and John Iino to share their thoughts about the innovative programs and policies at Wayfair, and discuss which ones have produced the most meaningful results.
    For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 30 min
    Legislating Diversity: Current initiatives and their impact on corporate America

    Legislating Diversity: Current initiatives and their impact on corporate America

    Reed Smith attorneys Liza Craig and DJ Cespedes join co-hosts Iveliz Crespo and John Iino to discuss recent federal and state legislative initiatives that regulate organizations’ diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, the criminal justice system, and opposing litigation. They also look into new executive orders from the Biden administration, California’s mandate for board diversification, and other legislation impacting company policy and diversity initiatives. Our panel will predict outcomes for future legislation promoting diversity.
    For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 26 min
    Best practices for building effective diversity, equity & inclusion programs

    Best practices for building effective diversity, equity & inclusion programs

    Many organizational leaders want to do the right thing—they’re committed to creating more equitable, diverse and inclusive workplaces. In spite of that, many leaders are unsure where to begin. In this episode, co-hosts John Iino and Iveliz Crespo join Reed Smith counsel Liza Craig – our deputy director for diversity, equity & inclusion programs in the U.S. – to share strategies for achieving transformational change on issues of equity, inclusion and diversity.
    For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 26 min
    How data tech and analytics can improve diversity, equity and inclusion programs

    How data tech and analytics can improve diversity, equity and inclusion programs

    Listen as notable speakers discuss the impact of IT and analytics in driving positive DE&I outcomes. Traci Shirachi, CEO of The Mark USA data analytics company, with Iveliz Crespo and John Iino, explain how data analytics broaden the definition of diversity, by drilling down into thoughts, feelings, socioeconomic backgrounds, relationships, experiences, culture, and generational perspectives. 
    For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 32 min

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