"DE+I: Winter 2022 Newsletter"
"DE+I: Fall 2022 Newsletter"
The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the last 12 months and look ahead to all that can be accomplished in the next 12 months.
Following a significant set of changes to the Diversity, Equity + Inclusion (DE+I) Committee structure in the early part of the year, our focus soon turned to the two-day firmwide attorney retreat in October. With themes of “Belong-Connect-Engage-Flourish,” discussions centered on relationships, networking, and community-building among colleagues at the Firm, as well as on building and maintaining relationships with the clients and communities we serve. A team-building competition had us building and designing guitars for teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford on Saturday. Sunday’s events were structured around “Belonging,” and included our excellent panel of internal speakers who shared their “belonging” stories.
Among the many highlights of the retreat, the Diverse Attorneys Group hosted a highly successful dinner (photos below)for our diverse attorneys. The Diverse Attorney Group serves as a catalyst to provide inclusion, build community, and promote leadership opportunities for diverse attorneys within the Firm.
As we enter 2023, the Committee will continue exploring and embracing innovations and actions to ensure a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We know that our strength as a Committee comes from engagement across the Firm, so, as always, we invite your ideas and feedback and are grateful for your continued support.
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of our quarterly DE+I Newsletter. Happy New Year!
|Edward J. Heath
Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Committee Chair