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Forum on Advancing Inclusive Leadership: Series 1

Fall 2020 Series 1 Conversations

Join the Vanguard of Inclusive and Innovative Leaders 

Whether you were an entrepreneur at a start-up, an experienced non-profit leader, a C-suite professional, in-house legal counsel at a small firm, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 pandemic made 2020, an impactful year in many ways. Importantly, they underscored a greater need for leaders from across industries to develop measures and strategies to address structural bias, create an inclusive work culture, and play an active role in advancing race relations through the concept of inclusive leadership.

This inaugural series of high-level conversations brings together leaders from across industries, and many of the most important voices leading the way in creating change to reflect on what inclusive leadership means in addressing systemic bias and inequities in a new era.

These discussions offer valuable thought leadership for anyone in a leadership position interested in putting purpose and values as a cornerstone of their mission and making inclusion a core part of their strategic priorities.

Speaker Highlights

This collection of conversations explored leadership with a focus on value- based, purpose-driven ventures, predicated on diversity and allyship, and included notable speakers such as:

Gay McDougall
Vice-Chairperson, United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Steve Crown
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

Craig Newmark
Founder of Craig’s List

Wanji Walcott
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Discover Financial Services

View the Complete Roster of 2020 Speakers

Series 1 Sessions

The videos below capture the unique conversations from Series 1 of the Forum and offer valuable and innovative ideas for anyone in a leadership position interested in putting purpose and values as a cornerstone of their mission, while also making inclusion a core part of their strategic priorities.

Forum Convener and Moderator

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Rangita is an esteemed human rights scholar and practitioner with over 25 years of experience working globally in over 25 countries. She currently serves as a Senior Adjunct Professor of Law and Global Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School where she teaches international women’s rights, allyship, and leadership.

Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE)

This program series (Series 1) has been approved for a total of 6.0 CLE ethics credits.

View available CLE Sessions