The global challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have shone a spotlight on inclusion and diversity threatening to undo decades of progress. Previous global financial downturns suggest economic recovery is hugely vulnerable when diversity is not leveraged. Inclusion and Diversity must remain a strategic priority and is critical for business resilience, recovery and renewal.

With this in mind, we are excited to announce a series of monthly webinars taking place throughout 2021, where we will explore, challenge and celebrate the many aspects of inclusion and diversity through the power of personal stories.

The programme is detailed below, including recordings and key themes from each session.

For further information contact Angela Fletcher.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021
LGBT: Her Story, His Story, Their Story

To mark LGBT History Month, our panel shared their personal stories including experiences of privilege and allyship – how they have supported others and how allies have supported them, both from within, and external to, the LGBT+ community.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
BakerWomen: Will COVID-19 set gender equality back by a generation?
In recognition of International Women's Day, our panel explored how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted gender inequalities and progression and representation at work.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021
BakerWellbeing: Workplace wellbeing: Improving resilience and preventing burnout

For organisations, supporting the mental wellbeing of our teams and addressing the potential for burnout has never been more important. During this virtual discussion, our panellists will share their expertise and insights - from strategic organisational initiatives essential for creating workplace environments for optimal performance, through to how individuals can create a sustainable balance to life regardless of the pressures.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
BakerEthnicity: Black Lives Still Matter: Where Are We Now?
During this session we will discuss whether things have changed for our Black colleagues, friends and family in the past year, hear from allies about changes they have made which have stuck, and consider what more is needed to ensure we continue to advance equality, understanding and allyship.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm BST / 2:00 - 3:00 pm CEST
BakerOpportunity: Social mobility: The Importance of an Intersectional Approach
In order to create greater access to opportunities for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, it is crucial we understand intersectionality of identities and how this impacts our lived experiences.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm BST / 2:00 - 3:00 pm CEST
Asians Speak Out: Exposing the myth of the 'Model Minority'
Over the past year, there has been a marked increase in attacks against Asians in the UK and across the world. We talk about what it means to be Asian in Britain, including the contributions made by Asians to British society, and how we reconcile our identities in today's world.

Thursday, 9 September 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm BST / 2:00 - 3:00 pm CEST
BakerWomen: Post #metoo – what has really changed and what can organisations do to ensure a speak up and speak out culture?

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm BST / 2:00 - 3:00 pm CEST
BakerEthnicity: Join us as we celebrate Black History Month, where we will recognise the richness of experiences and cultural awareness as well as explore topical issues faced by minority backgrounds.

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Thursday, 11 November 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm GMT / 2:00 - 3:00 pm CEST
BakerOpportunity: People in Britain’s top jobs are five times more likely to have attended a private school than the general population. Join us during Baker McKenzie's Social Mobility Week to explore how we can advance social mobility in the workplace and ensure equal access to opportunities for all.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm GMT / 2:00 - 3:00 pm CEST
BakerWellbeing: Celebrating International Day for People with Disabilities and ensuring a better platform for people to be themselves in the workplace.

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