The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute saw a unique and important opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring and upward career journeys of attorneys of color. Expanding on its Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law mission, we seek to achieve two goals: i) create a digital space where lawyers of color can create, author, and share their career wisdom; and ii) address the structural barriers and cultural change needed at the organizational level for lawyers of color to succeed and advance in the legal industry.
The content on the Next Gen Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color page will highlight successful attorneys of color advancing in the law across all industry segments.
The further goals of our new initiative is:
- To spotlight the career brilliance and accomplishments of attorneys of color in order to inspire and prepare the next generation of leaders in the law;
- To amplify the voices of lawyers of color, specifically on the ways in which legal employers can partner with them in their career journeys to success; and
- To enable legal employers to explore, identify, and implement solutions to remove structural and organizational obstacles that impede the advancement of lawyers of color.
Our initiative is being sponsored by Thomas Kim, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary for Thomson Reuters; and Sharon Sayles Belton, Vice President in Government Affairs & Community Relations within the Thomson Reuters Legal business.
Readers of the Next Gen Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color Spotlight page can expect to gain career wisdom from the professional journeys of successful leaders in the law who are attorneys of color; and as day-to-day managers of diverse talent, future and existing leaders can learn how to be better managers by learning and listening to the voices of the lawyers of color on how legal employers need to evolve to remove barriers for their advancement.