Black History Month: A conversation with Ellisen Turner, the first African-American Managing Partner at Irell & Manella, LLP

You worked as a software engineer before going to law school, what prompted that career shift and what was the most difficult aspect of it? At 17, I left for college with a goal to study biomedical engineering and develop robotic, prosthetic limbs and organs.[…]

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Tackling Diversity Challenges in the Hospitality Sector with Violeta Longino

  You currently serve as Regional Leader of WAAG (Women at AccorHotels Generation). Tell me more about this initiative.     WAAG –Women at AccorHotels Generation – is an international network with more than 4,400 members worldwide aimed at overcoming gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality[…]

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Building Career Foundations: Networking Your Way to Partnership, by Jennifer Mikulina

Sixty years ago, McDermott became the second major US law firm to elect a woman partner, and our Firm remains committed to enabling opportunities for all. Through our Gender Diversity & Inclusion Committee (“GDIC”), we develop policies and initiatives to reinforce the Firm’s long-standing commitment[…]

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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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