Simply put, general counsel of Fortune 500 companies are sorely lacking in diversity and fail to reflect society. Empowering diverse, rising stars in legal departments to become general counsel has never been more important. It is imperative that legal departments, in cooperation with external organizations, develop succession plans and talent management initiatives with diversity in mind. Join this panel of in-house counsel dedicated to increasing diversity among Fortune 500 general counsel to explore not only the importance of diversity at the general counsel level, but how we can achieve more balanced representation. Moderated by Susanna McDonald.
Location: Salon I
Speakers: Susanna McDonald (Association of Corporate Counsel); Karyn Polak (Transamerica); Joey White (Office Depot); Stephanie Williams (IKEA North America Services, LLC)