The Path – CLI News

Wow. Ten Years

by Lisa Mickley, Attorney at Hall & Evans Ten years ago I would not have touched the issue of diversity (let alone inclusion) with a ten-foot pole. I mean that quite seriously; I would likely not have even engaged in a conversation about it, let alone broached the subject. My view was, ‘the world is the way it is, deal and get on with it.’ As much as anything, this was probably because that is how I saw my mother…

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Lonely no more! Thank you CLI

By Catherine Chan Chan Law Firm, Founder; CLI Board Member Diversity in the legal profession can mean many things: gender diversity, racial diversity, diversity in legal fields and firm size, and more. When I began my practice in 2003, there were few female solo practitioners to contact for help or questions. As I sought and joined different law-related organizations, I found few female attorneys on key boards and committees, and even fewer attorneys of color. Additionally, the leadership of most…

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Barriers and Bias in the Workplace and Winning Despite Them – NITA Webcast

Karen Hester, as NITA-faculty, taught this seminar which premiered as a live webcast, and  is available on-demand. “Implicit bias impacts everyone and affects our behaviors and our decision-making. Karen Hester will define diversity, inclusion and implicit bias, discuss the effect these concepts have on the legal profession  including but not limited to hiring, retention and advancement of diverse and women attorneys  and share available resources to help the audience become aware of, and minimize, implicit bias in the workplace.  …

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Small business development committee presents Stephanie Wachman with tips on business time savers

Our Small Business Development committee really enjoyed a presentation by Stephanie Wachman, Executive & Productivity Coach, Author and Speaker on January 24th and we felt she might have other great tips and hints for Lawyers and Business people alike in our community. Stephanie Wachman of Own Your Time® spoke with Mary-Frances Main about business organization. MF: What do you find is the biggest time waster for business people? SW: The biggest time waster I see when working with business people…

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Inclusiveness@Work Nominee For Firm/Legal Department: Holland & Hart

One of Holland & Hart’s core values is their diverse work force. They recognize the strength of talent and breadth of perspective that come from a diverse work force, and are committed to maintaining and enhancing our multifaceted team. Their Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee (DIVCOM), established 20 years ago, helps to foster a culture that values and celebrates the diversity of each individual. In 2015, the firm adopted a separate Ethnic and LGBT Diversity Plan (D&I Plan) specifically addressing recruitment,…

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Inclusiveness@Work Nominee For Non-Profit: Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) continues to make strides in nurturing an inclusive workplace and advancing diversity in its workforce. Children’s has accomplished programmatic and process improvements in the praxis of embracing differences and operationalizing the thought leadership of impassioned influencers. Progressing from “discovery phase” last year to “design phase” this year, an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental workgroup of CHCO team members in the “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Sprocket” spun out a proposal for sponsorship, funding, performance metrics, and full-time positions for the…

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Inclusiveness@Work Nominee For Non-Profit: GlobalMindED

As their title suggests, this organization is interested in making a change, globally, by focusing on first-generation college students, an underrepresented group which can make a different in society if given opportunities that GlobalMindED is seeking to provide. GlobalMindED is the first U.S conference of its caliber that brings first-generation college students together with educators, industry professionals, global entrepreneurs, policy makers, and the nonprofit sector to promote access and opportunity for college and workplace success. Annually, GlobalMindED hosts a conference…

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Inclusiveness@Work Nominee For Non-profit: TIED (Talent, Inclusion, Engagement and Diversity)

TIED’s (Talent, Inclusion, Engagement and Diversity) primarily goal is to help those Denver professionals who work in diversity and inclusion. TIED is, more impressively, a community group and everyone volunteers their time and talent to be a part of it. In fact, members are not required to pay dues to be a part of TIED, but voluntarily find money in their company’s budget to finance TIED’s programs and offer their space to host its meetings – they are true believers…

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Inclusiveness@Work Nominee For Business/Corporate: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests. While headquartered in Maryland, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, one of the four major business divisions of Lockheed Martin, is headquartered in Denver. Lockheed Martin (LM) prides itself on its culture of innovation that delivers affordable solutions and unparalleled customer value and its inclusive work environment where everyone is empowered to perform their best and excel in their careers. Lockheed’s efforts to create a…

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Inclusiveness@Work Nominee For Business/Corporate: Kaiser

Kaiser Permanente (KP) is an integrated managed care consortium, headquartered in California and has a regional office in Denver. KP values the rich diversity of its organization and always aspires to demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of each individual. KP encourages an open, inclusive environment that supports and empowers its employees. KP’s commitment to diversity can be seen many ways, including its National Diversity Council, a National Diversity Department, regional and local diversity councils and departments, and regional and local…

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