Richard Given thrives on re-thinking the way to provide legal services. As General Counsel and Company Secretary of 10X Future Technologies, a FinTech established to transform banking; he is responsible for corporate governance, partnership compliance, and best practices at 10x.
In this Expert Series episode, Richard Given joins Elevate’s President, John Croft, to discuss deliberate equitability and inclusion. We're pleased to share this conversation between two white, non-diverse men talking directly about deliberate equitability and inclusion. Why it is essential, and what they're doing to support equitability and inclusion within the legal sector.
Richard shares his experience, the importance of being an ally, and the shift needed to build a business based on outcomes. Setting an example and encouraging General Counsel to demand a behavior change ensures their legal providers include diverse perspectives. He explains the importance of recognizing the differences and challenges that people face to help them succeed.
We cover a lot, including:
[02:24] - The necessity of white men (of all) to engage in Deliberate Equitability and Inclusion.
[04:27] - Why diverse perspectives create the best business outcomes?
[06:20] - Can law departments, law firms, and law companies drive an Equitability and Inclusion culture?
[08:25] - What does a good equitability and inclusion program look like?
[11:46] - How law departments' buying behaviors impact the way law firms and law companies deliver their work?
[14:16] - How Law firms are responding.
[17:11] - Navigating what remains of ‘the boys’ club’ mentality in the corporate culture?
[18:34] - 10X efforts towards Deliberate Equitability and Inclusion.
[20:24] - A diverse group of people delivers a better business result.