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According to at 2011 ABA report, despite comprising 16% of the US population, Latinos only comprise 4% of the legal profession. The report further noted that Latino lawyers face an astounding amount of racism and discrimination within the profession and in their communities.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss challenges Latinos/as have within the professional environment. Joining us for this powerful interview is Yesi Morillo-Gual, Director at Citi and founder of Proud to Be Latina, an organization created to help Latinas banish self-doubt and break self-imposed barriers. A personal and professional development network, Proud to Be Latina educates, empowers and encourages Latinas to rise to their full potential.
In this powerful interview, we will:
identify challenges Latinos/as face in the professional environment;
learn cutting-edge diversity and inclusion strategies used in corporate America that can be replicated in law firms to help retain Latino lawyers; and
discuss the importance of cultivating leadership among Latino lawyers.
It's good to talk.