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Podcast: How authenticity, racism & external circumstances impact lawyers of color in the workplace

A new podcast on the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel with Kori Carew, chief inclusion & diversity officer at Seyfarth Shaw

What does courage and authenticity have to do with leading in an uncertain environment? How can colleagues support their Asian Pacific American (APA) peers who may be feeling uneasy about the xenophobia and racism that has flared since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic?

More importantly, how can legal employers show that the societal disparities outside of the workplace matter to them, their organizations, and their employees.

In a new podcast in the Thomson Reuters Institute Market Insights channel, Kori Carew, chief inclusion & diversity officer at Seyfarth Shaw, discuss all of these topics with Natalie Runyon, director of enterprise content for talent, inclusion and culture at Thomson Reuters.

You can listen to the full podcast here

The pair talk about how Carew sees authenticity as an intention of radical acceptance that indicates where we and our colleagues are, and how a mindset of grace gives us a pathway to understand that today’s difficult times and see how the way things used to be may not be how we navigate now.

Carew also describes partnering with Seyfarth’s leaders to achieve authenticity and how proactive outreach to APA attorneys — especially important now — has positively impacted the firm’s APA employees. Finally, the pair discuss why external circumstances from anti-Asian hate during COVID-19 to family wealth and culture can impact the performance of attorneys from under-represented groups in the workplace.

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