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D-I Council

The firm’s Diversity-Inclusion Council, representing a cross-section of employees, provides input and recommendations to the firm’s senior leadership on issues of diversity and inclusion and implements programs that advance the firm’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment.

 
 
   
   

What we do

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    Training

    The council organizes diversity training on a wide range of topics including unconscious bias, inclusive intelligence, systemic inequities, microtriggers, and cultural humility. These interactive programs provide opportunities for colleagues to recognize and confront their unconscious biases, share their perspectives, and learn from one another.

  • Education and awareness

    To help employees deepen their understanding of diversity and inclusion in today’s world, the council shares article and book reviews in our bi-weekly newsletter. We have also held other educational programming around understanding and valuing generational differences and the racial wealth gap.

Voices of the D-I Council

  • We provide a supportive environment in which employees are encouraged, and feel safe, to be themselves

    “Our firm is made up of individuals with diverse geographic and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, personal interests, and personalities. Everyone is welcomed, included, and encouraged to openly express who they are.”
    Phyllis Sun, Manager

  • Cultural diversity is valued, embraced, and celebrated

    "Within a month of joining the firm, I was invited to share my cultural background at a firmwide event."

    Amit Bubna, Principal

  • We are eager to teach and learn from one another

    "It is important to educate ourselves and our firm on unconscious biases, and to build programs that achieve equity, fairness, and opportunity. Awareness and training are key, and firm leadership, working with our D-I Council, is committed to implementing programs that address unintended biases and challenge our thinking. We hold ourselves to a high standard through ensuring accountability across our business."

    Page Imperial, Chief Operating Officer

Recent/upcoming celebrations

  • July 2022BWorld

    Employees enjoyed BWorld, our annual celebration of customs and food from employees’ cultural, geographic, and ethnic heritages.

    BWorld

Find out more about Bates White's other DEI&B programs

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