Tipping The Scales: Putting Diversity Into Practice
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Welcome to Legal Diversity Week

Legal Diversity Week pulls in a diverse set of leaders within the legal arena, including attorneys, paralegals, litigation managers, judges, and executives to celebrate and advance diversity in the legal field. Legal Diversity Week will include MCLE workshops, mixers, and award recognitions.

September 25-27, 2018
Dallas, TX

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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October 2-4, 2018
Houston, TX

Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria
2400 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
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Dallas Agenda

Tuesday, September 25
Top 50 Women Lawyers Breakfast

8:00am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:40am – Welcome & Introductions
8:50am – Keynote Speaker
9:20am – Presentation of Awards
10:00am – Sponsorship Recognition & Closing Remarks

 

 

Wednesday, September 26
Workshop – Unconscious Bias

Armida Mendez Russell
Vice President of Training
National Diversity Council

Armida Mendez Russell

Armida Mendez Russell
Vice President of Training
National Diversity Council

 

Armida Mendez Russell has earned an international reputation for her work in the field of Organization Development and Diversity Management. She is co-author of The Diversity Directive, Why Some Initiatives Fail and What to Do About It, and author of several organizational climate assessment tools. Armida is the originator of the Head (Knowledge), Heart (Understanding) Hand (Skills/Application) model, which is the basis for her work.

Ms. Mendez Russell spearheaded and co-authored the Discovering Diversity Profile® and co-authored the Global Diversity Survey® among others. Armida is the Co-Founder and president of DiversityFIRST Consulting. Prior to holding that position, she was the Head of Global Diversity at BMC Software and Founder/CEO of Mendez Russell Training & Development, Inc.

Ms. Mendez Russell has been recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as a diversity pioneer and for her work in the field which is used by numerous global organizations as the foundation for a wide range of diversity and change management initiatives.

Armida has worked in partnership with several major organizations to assess their strategies, structures and processes to improve organizational effectiveness and performance.

Armida has developed numerous initiatives designed to manage change in a complex business environment. Clients include Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, 3M, Bayer, American Express, International Paper, Caesar’s Entertainment (Harrah’s), Medtronic, General Motors, General Mills, Dell Computers and Google. Educational institutions include Baylor University, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin among others in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

 

 

Thursday, September 27
General Counsel’s Breakfast

8:00am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:40am – Welcome & Introductions
8:50am – Keynote Speaker
9:20am – Presentation of Awards
10:00am – Sponsorship Recognition & Closing Remarks

 

Houston Agenda

Tuesday, October 2
Top 50 Women Lawyers Breakfast

8:00am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:40am – Welcome & Introductions
8:50am – Keynote Speaker
9:20am – Presentation of Awards
10:00am – Sponsorship Recognition & Closing Remarks
 

 

Wednesday, October 3
Workshop – Unconscious Bias

Armida Mendez Russell
Vice President of Training
National Diversity Council

Armida Mendez Russell

Armida Mendez Russell
Vice President of Training
National Diversity Council

 

Armida Mendez Russell has earned an international reputation for her work in the field of Organization Development and Diversity Management. She is co-author of The Diversity Directive, Why Some Initiatives Fail and What to Do About It, and author of several organizational climate assessment tools. Armida is the originator of the Head (Knowledge), Heart (Understanding) Hand (Skills/Application) model, which is the basis for her work.

Ms. Mendez Russell spearheaded and co-authored the Discovering Diversity Profile® and co-authored the Global Diversity Survey® among others. Armida is the Co-Founder and president of DiversityFIRST Consulting. Prior to holding that position, she was the Head of Global Diversity at BMC Software and Founder/CEO of Mendez Russell Training & Development, Inc.

Ms. Mendez Russell has been recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as a diversity pioneer and for her work in the field which is used by numerous global organizations as the foundation for a wide range of diversity and change management initiatives.

Armida has worked in partnership with several major organizations to assess their strategies, structures and processes to improve organizational effectiveness and performance.

Armida has developed numerous initiatives designed to manage change in a complex business environment. Clients include Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, 3M, Bayer, American Express, International Paper, Caesar’s Entertainment (Harrah’s), Medtronic, General Motors, General Mills, Dell Computers and Google. Educational institutions include Baylor University, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin among others in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

 

Thursday, October 4
General Counsel’s Breakfast

8:00am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:40am – Welcome & Introductions
8:50am – Keynote Speaker
9:20am – Presentation of Awards
10:00am – Sponsorship Recognition & Closing Remarks

 


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