Kirsten Burmester Discusses Pipelines for Diverse Candidates at Driving Diversity in Law and Leadership Summit
05.18.2023 | 3:35 PM
Location: Washington, D.C.
Program: The Meritocracy Myth: Pipeline Development and Advancement for Diverse Candidates (panelist)
Event Sponsor: Driving Diversity in Law and Leadership Summit
Why do so few diverse and underrepresented candidates make it to equity partnership in Big Law or the C-suite of major corporations? Fact: There are more male CEOs with the name John than women CEOs in total. Further, according to numerous studies by international organizations such as The World Economic Forum, women will have to wait roughly 257 years to achieve pay parity.
This panel will explore:
- The meritocracy myth and why it can’t be relied on
- Why organizations should care about retaining and advancing women and people of color
- Making pay parity a top priority and strategies to achieve that goal