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Tackling Unconscious Bias & Shifting our Workplace Cultures


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 95 minutes
Recorded Date: October 03, 2018
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Agenda



1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Roadmap for Transformative Employee Development Programs
  • Specific Strategies to Counter Unconscious Bias
  • Examples of Training to Engage Employees
  • Action Steps for In-House Counsel
Runtime: 1 hour and 35 minutes
Recorded: October 3, 2018

Description

Having a diverse staff with gender parity enables us to understand and meet the needs of clients, customers and stakeholders from all backgrounds and perspectives. As today’s workforce gets more diverse, research shows that non-traditional talent continues to be challenged in terms of moving up the pipeline. With blind spots like unconscious bias hindering employees and leaders at all levels, this session will delve into different ways to deal with discrimination while building a workplace culture that supports and enables all.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 3rd, 2018.

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Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference

Panelists

Ellenore Angelidis

Former Director Kindle Content Risk Management
Amazon

Ellenore Angelidis is the founder and Board President of the Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund which is focused on increasing educational opportunities (literacy, tech and art) for kids in Ethiopia, her daughter’s birth country. She is currently taking a corporate career break to focus on her family, philanthropic work, public speaking and writing.

Previously, as a 13 year employee of Amazon, Ellenore Angelidis was part of the company’s recent growth. Her last role was Director Kindle Content Risk Management. She was also Amazon's first Global Director of Diversity. Previously, she had business, product and legal roles for Amazon in Seattle, Luxembourg, and Paris – and is passionate about bringing change and forward momentum. Prior to Amazon, she received her legal start at the Chicago firm of Baker & McKenzie, then went on to manage complex litigation including regulatory matters, public relations and crisis management, as well as supported strategic sourcing for Sears, in Chicago, Illinois.

At home, Ellenore has a partner of 25 years and 3 children, ranging in age from college to elementary school, plus a dog and a parrot. As a volunteer, Ellenore has held board and fund-raising positions with the not for profits WACAP and Ethiopia Reads.

Ellenore is also a published writer; on blogs (Ethiopian Ties and Balancing Career Family), and on-line magazines (Working Mother, Adoptive Families, InCulture Parent, and Women’s Essence). She also published her first children’s book, The Loud Prince, with colorful, diverse characters, through Kindle Direct Publishing.

She has built teams across a variety of disciplines, companies, and countries which gives her a uniquely broad perspective to share.

Sonia Galindo

General Counsel & Secretary
Rosette Stone, Inc.

As General Counsel & Secretary, Sonia Galindo oversees legal, corporate governance, government affairs and compliance matters, as well as Corporate Business Development for Rosetta Stone worldwide. Sonia also serves as Chair of our global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program. Sonia joined our team in January 2015 from Keurig Green Mountain Inc., where she served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Corporate and Corporate Secretary.

Sonia has over 23 years of legal experience with Federal agency, large law firm and in-house counsel with multi-national organizations roles, including as Ethics and Employment Counsel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at McCormick & Co., Inc., at Blank Rome LLP, and at the US Securities & Exchange Commission. Prior to her practice of law, she was a financial analyst at Citicorp.

Sonia earned a BA in Finance and a BS in Economics from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Sonia speaks conversational Spanish and is learning French.

Isorys Dilone

General Counsel
Valet Living

Isorys Dilone is the General Counsel of Valet Living and is responsible for all legal affairs of the company.

Her experience includes working as Deputy General Counsel for the Dufry Group, a global and publicly-listed travel retail company, where Isorys advised management in over 40 countries (in USA, LATAM, Europe, and Africa) on matters relating to corporate governance, complex commercial contracts, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, intellectual property, litigation, regulatory matters, and human resources. Isorys began her legal career in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP, a global law firm.

She speaks fluent Spanish and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Government with high honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, N.Y.) and her Juris Doctor’s degree with high honors from American University, Washington College of Law (Washington, D.C.).

Teresa Bult

Administrative Partner & General Counsel
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

First and foremost, Teresa is a relationship partner for her corporate clients in the employment defense space, and a very practical "problem solver."? She is constantly trying to figure out how to connect her clients to resources that can make their jobs easier, help them navigate through tricky employment and HR issues, as well as connecting them to the excellent attorneys at Constangy throughout the U.S.

In her more than 20 years of practice as a defense-side employment litigation attorney (all years at Constangy), she has litigated cases and counseled clients on almost all conceivable employment-related issues involving everything from co-workers literally spray-painting each other, to employees sending inappropriate texts, to serious whistleblowing and collective and individual wage claims. She’s learned that employment law creates a strange world, and partly because of that, she can't imagine doing anything else. She has taken multiple cases to trial and has argued in front of the appellate courts. She loves mediating, public speaking, mentoring, and making employment law training fun.

Teresa is based in Nashville, but also serves as Administrative Partner and General Counsel at Constangy, has been named to Best Lawyers in America, and the Nashville Business Journal (Women of Influence). She’s served as co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section's Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee, and Teresa was the founding chair of Constangy’s Women's Network.

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