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International Network

From Australia to Hong Kong, Mali to Chile, and everywhere in between, Bates White’s colleagues possess a rich array of experiences, cultures, and traditions. And the International Network helps them feel at home—right from day one.


What we do

  • Support and resources

    Support and resources

    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.

  • Three women and one man standing and smiling side by side, looking at the camera, in front of a screen reading: "Navigating cultural and language diversity in the workplace."


    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.”

  • Celebrations

    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

  • 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."

    Antara Khadria, Consultant II

  • 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

Recent/upcoming celebrations

  • May 20232023 Spring festival happy hour

    Through stories, food, and drinks, employees experienced five global spring festivals celebrated by colleagues.

    A tall man stands between two smiling women in glasses in front of a table set with different types of food in fancy dished, in front of a sign with BWIN Spring Festival
  • July 2023BWorld—celebrating our culture and customs

    Employees shared their culture and customs through food and stories at our annual BWorld celebration.

    Group of smiling people holding flags of different countries
  • 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.

    3 men and 3 women standing arm-in-arm together smiling.
  • September 2023Snack & Chat—embracing individual and cultural traits

    The International Network sponsored a Snack & Chat on embracing your individual and cultural traits. Participants played diversity bingo.

    A logo with a blue background/coloring. It's titled "Snack & Chat", and subtitled "brought to you by our DEI&B Networks". It includes graphics of a knife & fork, as well as two outlined figures talking with chat bubbles.

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

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