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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.

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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.

    When White Women Cry: Deconstructing white privilege - Part 2

    When White Women Cry: Deconstructing white privilege - Part 2

    Jenna Chandler-Ward, founder of the Multicultural Teaching Institute and the Teaching While White podcast and blog, joins Dr. Dana Alvaré, Reed Smith’s global gender equity advisor, Liza Craig, deputy chair of Reed Smith’s Black business inclusion group, and global diversity chair John Iino for a lively discussion on: the intersectionality between gender and race; why white women feel uncomfortable discussing race; and how white women can engage in discussions around race and racism.For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 31 min
    Deconstructing white privilege

    Deconstructing white privilege

    Ryan Williams-Virden, author and instructor on Reimagining Whiteness, joins Reed Smith Diversity & Inclusion Global Chair John Iino and Senior Public Relations Manager Devon Jaffier for a provocative discussion examining white privilege, why it is difficult for white people to discuss race, and what organizations can do to address systemic racism. For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page. For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

    • 30 min
    Xenophobia against Asian Americans during the Coronavirus crisis

    Xenophobia against Asian Americans during the Coronavirus crisis

    Since its official launch on March 19, 2020, the STOP AAPI HATE reporting center has received more than 1,700 reports of coronavirus-related verbal harassment, shunning and physical assault against Asian Americans. Manjusha Kulkarni, Esq., executive director of the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council, along with D&I Global Chair John Iino and D&I Advisor Iveliz Crespo, present a brief history of discriminatory laws against Asian Americans, discuss the impacts of discrimination against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and conclude with thoughts on how we can support each other during these times. For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page. For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

    • 33 min
    Jean Lee: Fighting for equity

    Jean Lee: Fighting for equity

    Jean Lee, president and chief executive officer of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, joins John Iino to share her personal stories, starting in her childhood, on how being a first-generation Korean-American immigrant shaped her commitment to advocacy and equity. Jean discusses systemic racism impacting the justice system and the legal profession, her work to disrupt these inequities, the importance of allyship and strategies for truly inclusive leadership. For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 34 min
    Disability Inclusion: Removing barriers to finding top talent

    Disability Inclusion: Removing barriers to finding top talent

    Jane Burton, chair of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division of the (UK) Law Society, and two Reed Smith associates - Danielle Liebl and Kevin Hara - join guest host Iveliz Crespo to share best practices that help ensure your D&I efforts are inclusive of people with disabilities. They share personal stories and discuss tips for hiring, recruiting and retaining people with disabilities - including the importance of flexible work arrangements. For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page.

    • 36 min
    Strategies to remain inclusive during the Coronavirus crisis - Part 2

    Strategies to remain inclusive during the Coronavirus crisis - Part 2

    Kevan Skelton, Reed Smith’s chief HR officer, and Jeni Taylor, director of HR for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, join John Iino to discuss tactical steps organizations can take and programs they can use to support and engage personnel around the world during the COVID-19 crisis. They share collaboration efforts between Reed Smith’s Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion teams, including specific programming organized by their business resource groups, their wellness program, and their Mental Health Task Force, as well as some key actions leaders can take. For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Diversity & Inclusion page. For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

    • 30 min

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