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Video Spotlight: Leading the Way
Morrison & Foerster is gearing up to host its second biennial Change from the Top diversity and inclusion event, which will be held in the firm’s San Francisco office on October 10, 2019.
Change from the Top (CFTT) invites CEOs and general counsel from organizations across various industries to join MoFo partners in sharing best practices around diversity and inclusion. CFTT is designed to provide a unique opportunity for leaders across industries to discuss some of the biggest diversity and inclusion-related challenges they currently face, in the hopes of helping organizations create and sustain more inclusive work environments. The program will include three breakout sessions covering the following topics:
These workshops will cover concrete steps that organizations are taking to diversify their workforce, and the implications of the new California board diversity requirements. The program will also feature Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism author Safiya Umoja Noble, who will present on “Algorithmic Bias”—the problem of bias influencing artificial intelligence and other systems that rely on algorithms—and what organizations are doing to identify and reduce that bias.
The steering committee for Change from the Top 2019 includes:
MoFo’s previous Change from the Top panel took place on January 30, 2017 in the firm’s New York office, with more than 100 CEOs and corporate executives in attendance.
As noted in a recent McKinsey study, companies with diverse workforces financially outperform their peers.
The 2017 event looked at ways in which corporate leaders can champion diversity within the organization, addressing such questions as:
MoFo panelists and speakers included:
Other panelists included:
Change from the Top 2017
Jon Iwata, senior vice president, marketing and communications, at IBM; Dinesh Paliwal, CEO of Harman International Industries; and New York partner Dario de Martino were among the panelists at the inaugural event.
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