Personal Observations, Experiences and Thoughts on Diversity in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, by Susan J. Booth

Commercial real estate covers the world, quite literally. Every bit of land, water and air around the world is real estate in its broadest sense. If it is not a residence or publicly-held, then it is probably commercial real estate. I vividly remember falling in[…]

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Vivian Liberman explains how BLP Costa Rica became a UNDP ‘Company That Promotes Gender Equality’

Vivian Liberman is a recognised banking partner at the Costa Rican office of BLP, a member of the Steering Committee of the ‘Women in the Profession’ program at the Vance Center in New York, and the founder and coordinator of the Costa Rican chapter. At[…]

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Leveraging the Power of Technology, Gamification and Teams to Boost Diversity in Law, by Caren Ulrich Stacy and Lisa Kirby

A law firm sponsorship program is designed to advance the firm’s diversity and inclusion goals by broadening access to career-enhancing work assignments and influential advocates. Typically, the firm pairs one law firm partner (the sponsor) with one associate (the protégé). The sponsor commits to championing[…]

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The Importance of Leveraging Your Network and Paying it Forward

Tara Castillo is a partner in Alston & Bird’s Finance Group in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices. Financial institutions and non-bank finance companies look to Tara to represent them in securitizations and other asset-backed finance transactions. She also helps her clients navigate compliance issues[…]

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