The firm provides a wide range of assistance—from navigating the visa process, to writing and public speaking training, to scoping out local restaurants and international grocery stores.
What we do
Support and resources
The network sponsors educational events to foster awareness of challenges faced by international colleagues. Programs have focused on the immigration process, language diversity, cross-cultural norms, and the challenges of “going home.”
We celebrate colleagues’ diverse cultures and customs with happy hours, seasonal festivals, and our annual BWorld potluck (click on the video to learn more). Celebrations have focused on Ramadan, Holi, Lunar New Year, Nowruz, Dia de los Muertos, Chuseok, and more!
Voices of our international community
Bates White’s international colleagues bring diverse perspectives and ideas that strengthen our work and our community
"It’s the people that are the firm’s main asset. The firm values our diverse backgrounds and experiences, and everyone’s voice matters."
Egor Malkov, Economist
Employees feel comfortable raising concerns and ideas with senior leadership
"To facilitate an inclusive environment, leadership holds check-ins and forums throughout the year that encourage me to raise any concerns or ideas without hesitation."
Prerna Rakheja, Senior Economist
The firm provides a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment
"The firm’s welcoming environment encourages me to share my own culture and provides wonderful opportunities to immerse myself in new ones."
Neelesh Pandey, Consultant II
The International Network provides members with connections, support, and resources to assist with professional development
"The firm provides extensive support to help me grow my career—from research support for my dissertation to one-to-one mentoring, to peer coaching, and formal learning opportunities."
Mengli Sha, Senior Economist
- January 2024Snack & Chat—New Year's traditions
Colleagues shared their cultural traditions and New Year’s resolutions.
- October 2023Celebrating seven fall festivals
Our International Network hosted a fall festival to celebrate seven autumnal holidays from around the world.
- July 2023BWorld—celebrating our culture and customs
Employees shared their culture and customs through food and stories at our annual BWorld celebration.
- August 2023“I’ve decided to move abroad—now what?”
During a panel presentation, international colleagues shared unique challenges they faced when relocating to the United States.
- September 2023Supporting La Clínica del Pueblo during National Hispanic Heritage Month
Colleagues hosted a celebration of Latin American independence days to raise money for La Clínica del Pueblo.