Known for hosting powerful speakers that deliver business-critical information, The Lawyer’s GC Strategy Summit taking place between 30th September and 2nd October is a must-attend event. The 3-day virtual conference provides highly interactive and engaging formats including keynote presentations, TED-style talks, panel debates and more intimate roundtable discussions enabling effective learning and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Attendees have over 20 different sessions to choose from, including this 60-minute virtual roundtable discussion on Improving the thinking capacity of your legal team with diversity, taking place at 14:00 BST on Friday 2nd October.

Diversity of thought is said to be the answer to the increased complexity of our business transactions.

Join this roundtable discussion to tackle the challenges of diversity in law – and specifically in in-house legal teams.  Help us understand:

  • What stands in the way of diversifying the legal profession?
  • To what extent is the notion that diversity is a strength and a valuable resource understood in the profession?
  • What can in-house counsel do to influence the wider legal community in embracing diversity?
  • What can individuals do, both internally and externally, to improve our diversity?
  • What is your organisation doing to be more impactful in creating the necessary change to improve diversity in your team?

With your input and collaborative scrutiny, we might be able to offer the sector tangible solutions and ways to improve thinking capacity with the benefit of diversity of thought.

Facilitators:

Scott Brown, Managing Director, Heriot Brown Legal Recruitment

Scott is Managing Director at in-house legal recruitment specialists, Heriot Brown. Heriot Brown is leading recruitment business with a core focus on recruiting Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial professionals in-house across the EMEA region. Scott started his career as a Corporate and Commercial Lawyer, practicing in both the UK and Australia. Returning to the UK and drawing on the candidate journey he had himself experienced as a lawyer, he established a legal recruitment business with a focus on creating opportunities, so that everyone could be fulfilled by the career they choose.

Rina Goldenberg Lynch, Founder & CEO, Voice At The Table

Rina Goldenberg Lynch, Gender Parity Advocate, Founder & CEO, has 20 years of experience as a lawyer. Having started her legal career in Washington DC, she then worked as a banking lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP in London and as a Director in the legal department of ING Bank London. During her career, Rina observed that most organisations had a dominant culture which required – directly or indirectly – every person to adapt. This was the catalyst behind Voice At The Table. The consultancy helps organisations succeed by learning how to appreciate and harness diversity of thought. Rina talks passionately on this topic and contributes to the advancement of women by speaking to audiences across the private and public sectors, as well as schools and non-profit organisations. She sits on the Board of the Professional Women’s Network, London, and is frequently asked to judge awards events honouring women’s professional achievements.

Please note that the virtual roundtables have very limited availability, so if you are interested in joining this session please contact Emma Bower for more information.

To find out more about the General Counsel Strategy Summit or to download the full programme, please visit the event website.