Upcoming Events

  • Mar 10, 11:45 AM – 6:30 PM GMT
    Webinar
    We invite members of our Apollo Leadership Institute to join us for our first annual Summit on Wednesday, 10 March for an afternoon of programming from our faculty of experts and thought leaders on diversity, inclusion and culture in the legal sector.
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Past Events

  • Women's Network | International Women’s Day and the Legal Sector
    Supported by Arnold & Porter
    Mar 04, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT
    Supported by Arnold & Porter
    Please join our Women's Network for an innovative, intersectional, and interactive session to celebrate International Women’s Day and explore the role of women in the legal sector. We will discuss the theme for International Women's Day 2021,“Choose to Challenge”.
  • Race & Ethnicity Network | The Intersectionality of Race & Ethnicity and Women
    Supported by Cooley
    Mar 03, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM GMT
    Supported by Cooley
    Please join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and explore the intersectionality of sex and race & ethnicity.We have assembled a panel of leading women of colour in law and business to share with us their insights and personal journeys, sharing their successes and challenges along the way.
  • LGBT+ History Month | Trans & Non-Binary Voices in the Legal Sector
    Supported by Latham & Watkins
    Feb 17, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM GMT
    Supported by Latham & Watkins
    Please join our LGBT+ Network for a celebration of LGBT+ history month exploring trans and non-binary talent in the law.
  • The Created Forum
    Webinar
    Nov 22, 2020, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
    Webinar
    Join us in supporting women across the globe at an unforgettable one-day virtual event for the UN's Day for the Elimination of Violence against women. Join Dame Joan Collins, Baroness Patricia Scotland, Peaches Golding, Clare Balding, Sandie Okoro, Dame Fiona Woolf, Baria Almuddin and more.
  • 50:50 The Equality Project: Advancing Women’s Equality in the Legal Sector
    Supported by Addleshaw Goddard
    Nov 12, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT
    Supported by Addleshaw Goddard
    The InterLaw Diversity Forum is now teaming up with the BBC’s 50:50 Equality Project in the legal sector to promote women’s equality through their proven and effective 50:50 methodology.
  • A Focus on LGBT+ and Mental Health with ELOP
    Supported by Arnold & Porter
    Nov 10, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT
    Supported by Arnold & Porter
    Please join us for a special event with ELOP to explore LGBT+ and mental health. ELOP is a holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT+ communities, and their core services include counselling and young people’s services.
  • The UK Model Diversity Survey: Using Data to Accelerate Progress
    Webinar
    Oct 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Webinar
    The UK legal sector is plagued with challenges in the D&I space for a wide variety of reasons. Key to solving this is to create an efficient, standardised and transparent way for clients to collect D&I data from law firms and legal service providers.
  • Black History Month: Allies and Intersectionality
    Supported by Slater and Gordon
    Oct 28, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Supported by Slater and Gordon
    Join us as we explore how we can be better allies to Black, Asian and minority ethnic talent in the workplace. We will also discuss the importance of intersectionality when exploring equality in the workplace, as all groups exist across ‘multiple identities’.
  • Black History Month: LGBT+, Race & Ethnicity
    Supported by Weil
    Oct 21, 2020, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
    Supported by Weil
    Please join us as we continue our celebration of Black History Month with an exploration of the intersection of race & ethnicity with LGBT+. Joining us are top legal professionals and activists from the UK, the US and Africa who will share their career paths, experiences and insights.
  • Race & Ethnicity Network | Black History Month
    Supported by Fried Frank
    Oct 08, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Supported by Fried Frank
    Please join us for a very special meeting of our Race & Ethnicity Network to celebrate Black History Month. We will speak with Paulette Mastin and Trevor James, two leading lights in the legal community who are blazing trails for other black and ethnic minority talent in the legal profession.
  • Enable (dis)Ability Network | Including Neurodiverse Talent in the Workplace: A Roadmap and Case Studies
    Supported by Uptimize
    Oct 07, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Uptimize
    We are teaming up with Uptimize to bring you a session on practical steps your organisation can take on its journey towards creating an inclusive workplace for neurodiverse talent. Representatives from Macquarie and Salesforce will join us to discuss the strides being made at their organisations.
  • Student Lab Summer Internship
    Sponsored by BPP University Law School
    Jul 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jul 31, 2020, 1:00 PM
    Sponsored by BPP University Law School
    The summer internship is for high-potential, diverse students,recent graduates,paralegals & trainees from all UK universities & backgrounds by connecting them with their peers,law firms, barristers’ chambers, & corporate institutions through lectures,panel events, interactive skills-based workshops.
  • Addressing Social Mobility in the Legal Sector: Identifying Barriers and Solutions
    Supported by Weil
    Jul 22, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Weil
    Social mobility is a key issue impacting equality in the legal sector, as well as wider society, and cuts across all strands of diversity & inclusion. We will speak with experts in the field and discuss what we can do as individuals & organisations to better address social mobility concerns.
  • ENABLE (dis)Ability Network | Neurodiversity: Exploring the Ability in ‘Disability’
    Supported by Dechert
    Jul 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Dechert
    Employers are beginning to see neurodiversity as an opportunity and a talent to be harnessed. They are finding ways to channel the abilities of neurodiverse individuals, including those on the autism spectrum, in order to match them with career paths where they can make full use of their abilities.
  • Harnessing Technology to Drive D&I
    In cooperation with Alacrity
    Jul 15, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    In cooperation with Alacrity
    Join us for a look into the future with a panel of innovators and trend setters including Microsoft, Alacrity, VF Corporation, and the ABA who have created effective tools to harness technology and drive real change for talent.
  • Webinar | Advancing Women's Equality in Law: The Client Perspective
    Webinar in cooperation with Burford Capital
    Jul 06, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Webinar in cooperation with Burford Capital
    The InterLaw Diversity Forum is teaming up with Burford Capital to bring you an interactive webinar on how to drive gender equality within the legal profession from the client perspective with a focus on intersectionality.
  • Legal Pride | "Focus on Trans and Non-Binary in the City"
    Supported by the SRA
    Jun 24, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    Supported by the SRA
    Please join us for a special event from the InterLaw Diversity Forum in collaboration with our partners at Global Butterflies, the leading experts on trans and non-binary issues in the workplace. We have assembled a panel of trans and non-binary talent from the legal sector andworld of business.
  • Legal Pride | "The Pink Glass Ceiling: The Present and Future of LGBT+ Leadership"
    Supported by Freshfields
    Jun 17, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Freshfields
    Join us as we speak with a panel of LGBT+ high-flyers in the legal sector to discuss their career paths, including successes and challenges, as well as their views on what we can do to better support LGBT+ talent progression to the top levels of the profession.
  • Black Voices in the Legal Sector: Sharing Experiences and Empowering Allies
    Webinar
    Jun 12, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+1
    Webinar
    We want to convene a space to allow black voices in the legal sector to come together to share their experiences and thoughts, and provide their guidance to colleagues & employers on how to be better allies and create positive actions to create sustainable change within the legal industry and beyond
  • Legal Pride | "Meet the Founders: A Conversation on LGBT+ Activism, Gender & Race"
    Supported by Davis Woolfe
    Jun 10, 2020, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Davis Woolfe
    Please join an unforgettable evening with counsellor, actress, and activist Olivette Cole-Wilson; and writer, sexual health expert, and activist Lisa Power MBE – two pioneering LGBT+ women who have blazed trails for equality, including as co-founders of Stonewall, the UK’s largest LGBT+ charity.
  • Webinar | Lockdown Lift Up Series: "Work and parenting – How to maintain work/life balance in the age of COVID-19"
    Supported by Reed Smith
    Jun 04, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+1
    Supported by Reed Smith
    Funke Abimbola, CEO, The Austin Bronte Consultancy and Former Head of UK Legal, Roche and Phinnah ChiChi Ikeji, Co-Founder, Parents Inspiring Parents will share their practical tips, advice and secrets for balancing a successful career with an equally important role — that of parenthood.
  • Webinar | BAME Network: “Future BAME Leaders – The Next Generation of Talent“
    Supported by Gowling WLG
    Jun 03, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Gowling WLG
    We have put together a panel of BAME talent who have blazed their own path in the profession, both at law firms and in-house, while working to support diverse talent inside and outside of their own organisations. We hope that you find them as inspiring as we do!
  • Webinar | Lockdown Lift Up Series: "Virtual Networking through COVID"
    Supported by Fried Frank
    May 27, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Supported by Fried Frank
    We will discuss how to network virtually, grow your social capital, and unlock the power of having a strong group of professionals around you who can help you advance your career, solve a problem, and grow your business. We will follow with a virtual networking session from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
  • Webinar | LGBT+ Network: "Intersectionality – LGBT+ & Gender"
    Supported by Fried Frank
    May 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Fried Frank
    We will explore “Intersectionality: LGBT+ & Gender” with a panel of LGBT+ women who are making their mark in the legal profession. We will explore their career paths, how they have overcome obstacles along the way, and discuss how the current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their world.
  • Webinar | Lockdown Lift Up Series: "Managing Productivity during Lockdown like a Ninja"
    Supported by Cooley
    May 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+1
    Supported by Cooley
    Usha Puri-Dewage has been coaching, teaching and working with professionals and organisations for many years on how to thrive and bring out your best self in a professional setting. Usha will share insights, tips and techniques from those she has worked with to help you achieve greater productivity.
  • Webinar | BAME Network: "Intersectionality – BAME and Gender"
    Supported by Allen & Overy
    May 06, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1
    Supported by Allen & Overy
    We will be be exploring “Intersectionality: BAME & Gender” with a panel of BAME women at the top of their game in the City. We will explore their career paths, how they have overcome obstacles along the way, and discuss how the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting their world.
  • Webinar | Lockdown Lift Up Series: "Overcoming the Top 5 Challenges in Lockdown"
    Supported by Reed Smith
    Apr 30, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM GMT+1
    Supported by Reed Smith
    Sadia Salam, Executive and Career Coach and Former Chief Legal Counsel, Oliver Wyman, has been coaching a range of legal professionals during the COVID-19 crisis and will bring to the table learnings from those sessions. We will also explore ways to overcome other top challenges submitted by you!
  • Webinar | Leadership in Crisis Masterclass
    In collaboration with Serrano99
    Apr 28, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+1
    In collaboration with Serrano99
    Overcome your crisis mindset with techniques from the Positive Leadership toolbox as deployed by UNICEF. Positive Leadership Experts Declan Noone and Armin Forstner will discuss their Positive Leader Tools employed in crisis situations with UNICEF in Lebanon.
  • BAME Network: "How to be an effective BAME ally"
    Macfarlanes LLP
    Mar 03, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Macfarlanes LLP, 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT
    Diverse members of the legal profession face increased challenges at every stage of their careers. A key factor to their success is the support they receive from allies, mentors, and sponsors. Our panel includes BAME professionals and allies who will share their insights and experiences.
  • Haysmacintyre Diversity & Inclusion Series: "In conversation with Charlene Brown"
    Haysmacintyre
    Feb 25, 2020, 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM
    Haysmacintyre, 10 Queen St Place, London EC4R 1AG
    Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on race, gender, representation, and being an active BAME ally as Daniel Winterfeldt, founder and chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, sits down with Charlene Brown, co-founder and director of Howlett Brown and prominent diversity & inclusion advocate.
  • LGBT+ Network: Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index - Best Practice; "Top 25 in the Legal Sector" announced
    Hogan Lovells
    Feb 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG
    Please join our discussion of Stonewall's 2021 Workplace Equality Index. Representatives from 2020's legal sector high performers will be on hand to share best practice and guidance on how your organisation can do better on next year's WEI. We will also announce the "Top 25 in the Legal Sector".
  • jMosaic+ Speaker Series: Enhancing LGBTQ+ Diversity in Financial Services
    Jefferies
    Feb 06, 2020, 5:15 PM – 7:30 PM
    Jefferies, 100 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4JL
    We are delighted to be supporting the launch of Jefferies' new LGBTQ+ employee resource group, jMosaic+ next week with a conversation on "Enhancing LGBTQ+ Diversity in Financial Services" hosted in their new offices on Bishopsgate.
  • Holiday Drinks Celebration (All Networks)
    CMS London
    Dec 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    CMS London, 78 Cannon St, London EC4N 6AF, UK
    Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of 2019 and look forward to those of 2020! We will be raising money on the night to benefit the registered charity, Mermaids.
  • LGBT+ Network: "World AIDS day"
    RPC
    Nov 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:40 PM
    RPC, Tower Bridge House, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1AA
    Please join the InterLaw Diversity Forum’s LGBT+ Network at RPC for our annual meeting commemorating World AIDS Day, with an update on the current state of HIV/AIDS in the UK and beyond.
  • Gender Neutral Drafting: Publication Launch And Seminar
    Jones Day
    Nov 18, 2019, 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM
    Jones Day, 21 Tudor St, Temple, London EC4Y 0DJ, UK
    Join us alongside the Government Legal Department, Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, and Global Butterflies for this informative breakfast seminar on gender-neutral drafting where we will share best practice, as well as release a publication providing simple and effective guidance on the subject.
  • BAME Network: "Barriers to BAME recruitment, retention, and advancement - Crowdsourcing solutions"
    Weightmans
    Nov 06, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Weightmans, The Hallmark, 105 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5JG, UK
    We have put together a panel of experts to discuss the barriers to the recruitment, retention, and promotion of BAME talent in the legal sector, as well as the key solutions to this critical issue.
  • InterLaw Diversity Forum: Student Lab
    BPP (London, Holborn Centre)
    Nov 01, 2019, 8:30 AM – 6:15 PM
    BPP (London, Holborn Centre), 68-70 Red Lion St, Holborn, London WC1R 4NY
    The InterLaw Diversity Forum Student Lab is a one-day event to connect high-potential diverse students from all UK universities and backgrounds with their peers, law firms, barrister chambers', and corporate institutions through panel events, interactive skills-based workshops, and a law fair.
  • LGBT+ Network/BAME Network: "Intersectionality - LGBT+ and BAME"
    Gowling WLG
    Oct 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Gowling WLG, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU
    Please join our LGBT+ Network to celebrate Black History Month by looking at the intersection of LGBT+ and BAME. Our panel of LGBT+ and BAME professionals will share their personal journeys, challenges, and triumphs, and observations on how we can be better allies to our intersectional colleagues.
  • BT's Black History Month Event: "In conversation with Sandie Okoro, General Counsel, World Bank"
    BT Centre
    Oct 03, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ
    Please join BT's Ethnic Diversity Network for a conversation with Sandie Okoro, General Counsel, World Bank, and Daniel Winterfeldt, Founder, InterLaw Diversity Forum, exploring Sandie's career highlights, as well as her challenges along the way, and what Black History Month means to her.
  • Race & Ethnicity (BAME) Network: "Black History month: The next generation of black leaders"
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
    Oct 02, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA
    Please join us for Black History Month where we will discuss the next generation of black leadership in the legal sector. Our panel of future leaders from the legal sector will discuss the current challenges for black lawyers, the future outlook, and their role in changing the landscape.
  • ENABLE (dis)Ability Network: "Mental health awareness in the workplace"
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Sep 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Stephenson Harwood LLP, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH
  • BAME Network: "A view from in-house: Employer best practice for recruitment, retention, and advancement of BAME talent"
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
    Sep 04, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, 41 Lothbury, London EC2R 7HF
    Despite the increase numbers of BAME lawyers entering the legal profession, attrition beyond junior levels remains high. We must look beyond entry-level recruitment and focus on the retention and promotion of BAME talent, as well as on our lateral recruitment efforts.
  • Summer Charity Drinks Celebration (Combined Networks)
    Taylor Wessing LLP
    Aug 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New St Square, Holborn, London EC4A 3TW, UK
  • Lavender Law: Finance Law Institute
    Philadelphia
    Aug 09, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    This year's Lavender Law Conference takes place August 7-9 in Philadelphia. The Finance Law Institute (Aug 9) will offer an opportunity to hear from leading practitioners in financial services, and will tackle key developments in derivatives, capital markets, and SEC regulatory enforcement.
  • All Networks: Social Mobility and Intersectionality
    Dechert LLP
    Jul 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Dechert LLP, 160 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4QQ
    Social mobility is one of the key issues impacting equality in the legal sector, as well as wider society, and cuts across all strands of diversity and inclusion. We will speak with experts in the field and discuss the work they are doing to address social mobility concerns.
  • Gender Equality Initiative (w/the Law Society): "Mini Hack-a-thon - Career Progression"
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Jul 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet St, Temple, London EC4Y 1HT, UK
    We have assembled a team of experts to lead mini-sessions on personal brand, leadership, and navigating recruitment (including interviews, CVs and applications). We hope you leave these sessions feeling prepared to take your career to the next level!
  • Purple Reign Podcast Lauch at Parliament
    House of Commons
    Jul 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
    Please join us on Wednesday afternoon, 17 July 2019 at Parliament for the very special launch of the Purple Reign podcast, hosted by our patron, Helen Grant MP and featuring a keynote from iconic law professor and trans activist, Prof. Stephen Whittle, Manchester Law School, Manchester University.
  • LGBT+ Network: "LGBT+ and faith"
    Shearman & Sterling
    Jun 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Shearman & Sterling, Appold St, London EC2A 2AP
    A conversation with Reverend Jide Macaulay, the founder and CEO of House of Rainbow, a LGBT+ welcoming ministry. Reverend Macaulay will discuss the persisting stigma against LGBT+ members in faith communities, including various African countries, and his personal inspiration for getting involved.
  • Gender Initiative/Race & Ethnicity (BAME) Network: "Intersectionality - BAME and Gender"
    Weil Gotshal & Manges
    Jun 05, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Weil Gotshal & Manges, 110 Fetter Ln, London EC4A 1AY
    We will examine the intersection of BAME and Gender. Our panel will feature BAME women, as well as their allies, to compare and contrast their experiences in the legal profession. What can we learn from the crossroads of gender and race & ethnicity? How can we be better allies to support them?
  • Gender Initiative/LGBT+ Network: "Intersectionality - LGBT+ and Gender"
    Cooley (UK) LLP
    May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Cooley (UK) LLP, 69 Old Broad St, London EC2M 1QS
    We will examine the intersection of LGBT+ and Gender. Our panel will feature LGBT+ women as well as their allies to compare and contrast their experiences in the legal profession. What can we learn from the crossroads of gender and sexual orientation? How can we be better allies to support them?
  • Race & Ethnicity (BAME) Network: "The Path to the Top - What does success look like and how do you get there?"
    Milbank
    May 01, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Milbank, 10 Gresham St, London EC2V 7JD
    Career progression is a key issue for diverse lawyers. Once we get past the recruitment and hiring phase, how do we find a long-term career path for ourselves? Join our panel of experts who will share their experiences and advice as BAME legal professionals who have climbed the ladder to success.
  • LGBT+ Network: "How to be a trans* ally"
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Apr 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD
    What can we all do to support our trans* colleagues? Our panel of inspiring and leading lights in the trans* legal and professional communities will discuss their journeys to success and to explore where we are in our journey to trans* equality, and what allies can do to help.
  • ENABLE (dis)Ability Network: "Neurodiversity: Autism"
    Macfarlanes
    Apr 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Macfarlanes, 20 Cursitor St, London EC4A 1LT
    Employers are beginning to see neurodiversity as an opportunity. In this session will focus specifically on autism and how organisations can channel the abilities of individuals on the autism spectrum in order to match them with career paths where they can make full use their abilities and thrive.
  • Race & Ethnicity (BAME) Network: "Level Up - Advancing your career" (Interactive skill building session)
    Taylor Wessing LLP
    Apr 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New St Square, London EC4A 3TW
    Supporting career progression for diverse talent is a key focus of the InterLaw Diversity Forum. Join us for this skills-based session to jump start your career. We have assembled a team of experts to lead mini-sessions on personal brand, leadership, and navigating recruitment.
  • Race & Ethnicity (BAME) Network: "How to be an effective BAME ally"
    Reed Smith
    Mar 06, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS
    Diverse members of the legal profession face increased challenges at every stage of their careers. A key factor to their success is the support they receive from allies, mentors, and sponsors. Our panel of BAME professionals & allies will share their insights and experiences about their own careers.
  • 10th Annual Winter Carnival to benefit the AKT and InterLaw Diversity Forum
    The Club at The Ivy
    Mar 03, 2019, 7:00 PM – Mar 04, 2019, 1:00 AM
    The Club at The Ivy, 9 West St, London WC2H 9NE, UK
    The annual InterLaw Diversity Forum Winter Carnival is our largest charitable event. Now in its tenth year, the Winter Carnival is a black-tie gala which raises awareness of and funds for one growing charity.
  • LGBT+ Network: "Stonewall's 2020 Workplace Equality Index"
    Pinsent Masons
    Feb 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Pl, London EC2A 4ES
    Join us to discuss Stonewall's 2020 Workplace Equality Index ("WEI"). Representatives from Stonewall and from this year's high performers in the legal sector will be on hand to share best practice and provide guidance on how your organization can do better on next year's WEI.
  • ENABLE (Dis)ability Network: "Attracting, Recruiting, Retaining, and Promoting Employees with Disabilities"
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Feb 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Shearman & Sterling LLP, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP
    Law firms and legal employers are struggling with unlocking talent from employees with visible and invisible disabilities. Hear from experts in the space on effective solutions and best practice, as well as from lawyers with disabilities sharing their personal journeys and tools for success.
  • Holiday Drinks Celebration (Combined Networks)
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Dec 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood St, London EC2V 7WS, UK
    Please join us for our annual Holiday Drinks Celebration as a thank you to all of our members, allies, and sponsors for an amazing year! This will be a combined event for all our Networks and members, so everyone is welcome!
  • Gender Equality Initiative (w/ the Law Society): "Breakfast of Champions"
    Weil Gotshal & Manges
    Nov 27, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
    Weil Gotshal & Manges, 110 Fetter Ln, London EC4A 1AY
    As part of our Gender Equality Initiative with the Law Society, we will be exploring the reality for women serving at the tops of their profession, as well as what we can do to nurture our female talent and engage in succession planning to ensure there is a strong pipeline of future female leaders.
  • LGBT+ Network/Gender Equality Initiative (w/the Law Society): A Conversation with Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd's of London
    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Nov 21, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4AG, UK
    We will explore Inga's five-year tenure as CEO of Lloyd's of London, and the wide-ranging impact of her initiatives on innovation, modernisation, and D&I. Her programmes have had a global impact on the insurance sector, her leadership has blazed trails for female CEOs, and raised bi-visibility.
  • Stonewall Global WEI and Global LGBT+ Best Practice & Engagement
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Nov 15, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1HT
    In partnership with Stonewall, the InterLaw Diversity Forum will be running a panel event on the topic of Global LGBT+ Best Practice & Engagement. Stonewall and multinational law firms and organisations will share their insights and best practice case studies followed by a panel discussion.
  • Race & Ethnicity Network: "The In-House Perspective: BAME Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement"
    Macfarlanes LLP
    Nov 07, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Macfarlanes LLP, 20 Cursitor St, London EC4A 1LT, UK
    Representation from the BAME community in the legal profession is out of line with population statistics, especially as we go more senior in the profession. Our panel of in-house legal counsel will share the client’s perspective on how law firms and legal employers can unlock BAME talent.
  • LGBT+ Network: "LGBT+ Women at the Top (and How to Get There)"
    Kingsley Napley LLP
    Oct 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Kingsley Napley LLP, Knights Quarter, 14 St John's Ln, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4AJ, UK
    Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women in the UK have experienced discrimination in the workplace according to recent research. We have assembled a panel of leading LGBT+ women in the profession to celebrate their success and share tools for other women to reach the top!
  • The Diversity Ops Center: Delivering D&I in Global Corporate Legal Departments and Law Firms
    Reed Smith
    Oct 09, 2018, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS, UK
    Please join the IILP and the InterLaw Diversity Forum, with speakers from BoAML, HSBC, Prudential, Barclays, Viacom, LexisNexis, Rothschild and others for a ground-breaking programme exploring the culture of corporate legal departments and law firms, and their delivery of diversity and inclusion.
  • Race & Ethnicity Network: "Celebrating Black History Month"
    Gowling WLG
    Oct 03, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Gowling WLG, 4 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AU, UK
    Since its inception in 1987, Black History Month has given us many inspiring stories, reminding us of the tireless efforts of those who have fought for equality in the face of adversity. We will be celebrating with a panel of inspiring speakers from both law firms and in-house.
  • LGBT+ Families: Adoption, Surrogacy, Marriage, and Divorce
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Sep 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Allen & Overy LLP, Bishops Square, London E1 6AD, UK
    Marriage equality and developments in family law are changing the landscape for LGBT+ families, but where do we stand today and what advancements are still needed? We have gathered a panel of global experts on these issues for presentation and a panel discussion.
  • ENABLE (Dis)ability Network: "Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace"
    Kingsley Napley LLP
    Sep 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Kingsley Napley LLP, Knights Quarter, 14 St John's Ln, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4AJ, UK
    Research shows that high numbers of legal professionals experience mental health issues, including depression. How can we identify these issues in the workplace and what can we do to support our colleagues?
  • 10th Anniversary Summer Party and launch of the Gender Equality Initiative (All Networks)
    Jones Day
    Aug 01, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Jones Day, 21 Tudor St, London EC4Y 0DJ, UK
    Please join us for our 10th anniversary summer charity party generously hosted by Jones Day on their beautiful roof terrace. We are bringing together our LGBT+, BAME, and ENABLE (Dis)ability Networks to celebrate our achievements and to launch the Gender Equality Initiative with the Law Society.
  • "Next Level Mentoring: Using Technology to Make Mentoring Work" & Launch of InterLawConnect mentoring programme
    Cooley
    Jul 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Cooley, Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad St, London EC2M 1QS, UK
    We all recognise the value of mentoring, but often struggle to make it work. At this launch event for InterLawConnect, our new mentoring scheme, we will hear from a panel of mentors and their mentees who will present stories and share tips from behind their successful mentoring relationships.
  • ENABLE (Dis)ability Network: "Accessibility and Technology - Supporting Your Employees"
    TLT LLP
    Jul 10, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    TLT LLP, 20 Gresham St, London EC2V 7JE, UK
    We will explore how technology can be used to support your team members. We will hear from a panel of experts on what they are doing to utilize technology to help those with disabilities, as well as from one of our ambassadors who will talk about how technology assists him with his legal role.
  • "Let's Talk About Social Mobility & Intersectionality"(Combined LGBT+/ Race & Ethnicity/Disability Networks)
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Jul 04, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Shearman & Sterling LLP, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP, UK
    Social mobility is an ever-present challenge that affects all groups and one which is especially difficult to tackle in the United Kingdom. Talent is often overlooked simply because it is not sitting in the obvious places. Our panel will discuss ways to tackle the social mobility issue.
  • LGBT+ Network: "How to be an Effective LGBT+ Ally"
    Slaughter and May
    Jun 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Slaughter and May, 1 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YY, UK
    Research shows that diverse members of the legal profession face increased challenges at all stages of their careers. A key factor in the success of a diverse attorney is the support they receive from allies, mentors, and sponsors. What can allies do to support their LGBT+ colleagues?
  • Diversity and Inclusion: A Professional Responsibility? (Evening Session)
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Jun 12, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood St, London EC2V 7WS, UK
    Please join us for this EVENING session with panelists from Barclays, BT, Bank of America, Visa, the Law Society, and the American Bar Association to discuss the different landscapes for equality in the US and UK. Organised by the IILP, alongside the InterLaw Diversity Forum and The Law Society.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: A Professional Responsibility? (Afternoon Session)
    Clifford Chance
    Jun 12, 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank St, Canary Wharf, London E14 5JJ, UK
    Please join us for this AFTERNOON session with panelists from Barclays, BT, Bank of America, Visa, the Law Society, and the American Bar Association to discuss the different landscapes for equality in the US and UK. Organised by the IILP, alongside the InterLaw Diversity Forum and The Law Society.
  • "Everybody's Talking about Jamie" outing to benefit Diversity Role Models
    Apollo Theatre
    Jun 07, 2018, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7EZ, UK
    Join us for very special outing to the five-star Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, hosted by the amazingly talented co-creator Dan Gillespie Sells (of the Feeling) and BBC Journalist Jane Hill to benefit Diversity Role Models and their amazing work tackling homophobic bullying.
  • Race & Ethnicity Network: "BAME Women at the Top: Inspiring Stories"
    CMS London
    Jun 06, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    CMS London, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon St, London EC4N 6AF, UK
    Research on intersectionality has shown that the more diverse you are – the more ‘boxes you tick’ – the more challenges you face. In order to highlight and support the progression of BAME women in the legal sector, we have assembled a stellar panel who will share their top tips for success.
  • LGBT+ Network: "How to Launch, Maintain or Re-Launch a Successful LGBT+ Network"
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
    May 16, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP , Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AL, UK
    We know that network groups run in cycles from launch, to flourish, to fade away. Where is your organisation’s LGBT+ Network in this life cycle? What are the key ingredients for the success of top LGBT+ network groups? What can you do to launch, improve, or revitalize your LGBT+ network?
  • ENABLE Disability Network: "Employers Leading the Way in Supporting Disability"
    Weil Gotshal & Manges
    May 08, 2018, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Weil Gotshal & Manges, 110 Fetter Ln, London EC4A 1AY, UK
    We will speak with employers who are making progress on creating inclusive workplaces for employees with disabilities. This will be an interactive discussion on what every employer can do to advance their firm’s policies, networks, training, and leadership in this space.
  • Race & Ethnicity Network: "How to Launch or Revitalise a BAME Network"
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    May 02, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Norton Rose Fulbright, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ, UK
    Why do employee network groups for race and ethnicity in the legal sector seem to struggle to get launched or to sustain themselves after launch? What are the key ingredients for the success of employee network groups? What can we learn from other strands of D&I to ensure success within this space?
  • LGBT+ Network: "Trans* Insights and Conversations"
    Taylor Wessing LLP
    Apr 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New St Square, London EC4A 3TW, UK
    Re-Launch of InterLaw Diversity Forum's Trans* Initiative: Trans*Mission. We have assembled a panel of inspiring and leading lights in the trans* legal and professional communities to explore where we are in our journey towards trans* equality.
  • Race & Ethnicity Network: "How to be an Effective BAME Ally"
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Apr 04, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood St, London EC2V 7WS, UK
    Diverse members of the legal profession face increased challenges at all stages of their careers. A key factor to their success is the support they receive from allies, mentors, and sponsors. Our panels of allies will discuss the work they and their organisations do to support our BAME colleagues.
  • LGBT+ Network: "Stonewall Work Equality Index 2019"
    Kirkland & Ellis (International) LLP
    Mar 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Kirkland & Ellis (International) LLP, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AF, UK
    Join us to discuss Stonewall's 2019 Work Equality Index ("WEI"). Representatives from Stonewall and from this year's high performers in the legal sector will be on hand to share best practice and provide guidance on how your organization can do better on next year's WEI.
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