What does it mean to be a BAME lawyer in 2021?

What does it mean to be a BAME lawyer in 2021?

A Discussion with Bird & Bird associate Rachel Welch-Phillips.

Show notes

Rachel Welch-Phillips is an associate in Bird & Bird’s international aviation group. Rachel founded Bird & Bird’s BAME network, Embrace, while she was a second-year trainee at the firm, and her superb work on this front saw her win the Future Leader Chambers Diversity & Inclusion award in the category of minority lawyers in private practice. We caught up with Rachel to discuss the current state of racial and ethnic diversity in the legal industry, as well as some of the recent issues that have impacted this area of D&I.

Topics discussed:

  1. The legal industry’s response to Black Lives Matter
  2. The legacy of Black History Month
  3. The origins and use of the term ‘BAME’
  4. The vast benefits of an intersectional approach to diversity and inclusion

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