How far must the legal community as a whole—and intellectual property law, particularly—go to achieve ubiquitous diversity and inclusion? According to Wolf Greenfield shareholder and Executive Committee member Christina Licursi, quite a way. However, she’s encouraged by the changes she’s seen in the industry and in IP in recent months.

In this episode of IP Talk with Wolf Greenfield, Christina shares her thoughts on creating a more diverse legal workforce and areas where Wolf Greenfield is attempting to affect real change

  • 01:05 - Diverse hiring is a critical need in the legal industry
  • 03:13 - Christina shares strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse talent
  • 05:40 - Firms must address the return to the office with a balanced approach and improve diversity and inclusion efforts
  • 07:40 - Having diversity doesn’t necessarily mean an organization is being inclusive
  • 09:38 - Christina believes it’s everyone’s responsibility to hold their colleagues and organization accountable for creating a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • 11:29 - The pandemic has had a more significant impact on women
  • 12:35 - Christina shares her three-part approach to promote diversity and inclusion
  • 15:15 - On the difference between transactional leadership and transformative leadership
  • 17:08 - How to make good on promises of diversity and inclusion initiatives