Baker McKenzie has been shortlisted for the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion 2022 North America Awards, which "celebrate the important achievements of firms, companies and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the USA and Canada."
The Firm has been shortlisted as an Outstanding Firm for Diversity & Inclusion. This award aims to recognize a firm that is demonstrating measurable impact in advocating for and implementing an inclusive work environment.
Chambers recognized the Firm's significant diversity and inclusion initiatives, including strategic efforts designed to address global and local community diversity needs, aimed at advancing an inclusive workplace for all. Through initiatives such as the LIFT Sponsorship Program, a highly successful global leadership development effort that supports women in progressing to senior leadership roles; the bConnected program, a 12-month comprehensive program for mid-level lawyers of color focused on mentorship; and our strengthened inclusive networks, including the North America I&D Committee, North America Antiracism Task Force, BakerPride+Allies and BakerWomen, the Firm continues to move the needle towards a culture of full inclusion.
"We are honored to be shortlisted for this important recognition by Chambers," said Anna Brown, Baker McKenzie's Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. "We are proud of our inclusion, equity and diversity work within our Firm, and within the larger community, and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels they belong."
Award winners will be announced during a ceremony on June 9 in Los Angeles.
Inclusion and diversity is foundational to the culture and strategic vision at Baker McKenzie. We continue to proactively cultivate an inclusive and diverse environment through leadership accountability, policies and practices and client and community outreach. We encourage authenticity and appreciate the multidimensional aspects of our diversity which makes our global community stronger and richer in thought. Learn more about Baker McKenzie's commitment to Inclusion and Diversity.