Diversity in the Workplace
April 4, 2013
Business casual attire required.
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Diversity is acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, and celebrating differences among people, commonly with respect to age, gender, race, socio-economic standing, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, and spiritual practice. However, diversity also encompasses differences in personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more. Diversity not only involves how people perceive themselves, but how they perceive others. You are invited to attend a panel presentation on the topic of diversity in the workplace. This panel will explore the current trends, benefits, and challenges regarding diversity in the legal market, and ways in which Pitt Law students, who have an interest in promoting diversity and inclusion can become involved. Panelists may also share their personal experiences and discuss specific diversity initiatives and undertakings by their employers.
Carey Cummings, Chair of ACBA's LGBT Rights Committee
Alka Patel of BNY Mellon
Lourdes Sanchez Ridge of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP
Tony Thompson of Meyer, Unkovic, & Scott LLP.
Regina Wilson of K & L Gates, LLP