Print PDF

Hello, I Am The Attorney, Who Are You?- Challenges Specific To Black Women and Ways to Overcome Racial And Gender Biases

MCCA’s 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference
10.16.2019

Where:
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

When:
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Moderator:
Samantha Grant - Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Panelists:

  • Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista – Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac
  • Jorja Jackson – Senior Director, Global Labor & Employment, Salesforce.com, Inc.
  • Taiesha McBroom – Vice President, Corporate Counsel – M&A Law, Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Michelle Silverthorn – Founder & CEO, Inclusion Nation

About:
Talent Optimization Track

Black women often are misidentified as holding a position other than the attorney role, whether it be the secretary, paralegal, court reporter or even stenographer. From “you are not what I expected” to “you do not look like what I imagined,” Black women often have to identify themselves as the attorney – a necessity that is not as common for white men who “look the part.”

In fact, MCCA’s Bias Interrupters research revealed that 57.52% of women of color reported that they were mistaken for administrative staff, court personnel or custodial staff compared to 7.07% of white men – the largest differences in the report.

The panel will discuss the all-too-common and prevalent issues specific to Black women, from recruitment, retention, and advancement to partnership or general counsel, and how law firms and corporations can work to help Black women advance by #BreakingBarriersToEntry.

Click for registration and more information.

Attorneys

Jump to Page

By scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie and Advertising Policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, or would like to stop cookies being stored on your device in the future, you can find out more and adjust your preferences here.