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Bendita Cynthia Malakia - Adjust for Unconscious Bias
Episode 131st December 2020 • Elevate.Together.Podcast. • Elevate Services
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In this Expert Series episode, Elevate’s President, John Croft, talks with the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Hogan Lovells, Bendita Cynthia Malakia.  

This is a real conversation on deliberate equitability, diversity and inclusion. Bendita and John touch on the need for change specifically on unconscious bias. They talk about recognizing our legal colleagues who are underrepresented, the key issues facing the legal industry, and the impact of diversity initiatives on business. 

Episode highlights include:


1.   [01:11] – Why is deliberate equitability and inclusion important to Benedita and to Hogan Lovells

2.   [04:53] – Individual partners drive Diversity and Inclusion success

3.   [07:07] -  Using a business case to advance the underrepresented…

4.   [09:49] – There is no magic in diversity… adjust for unconscious bias

5.   [11:46] -  Generational diversity … creating a workplace that honors a the workers style of working…

6.   [14:40] -  A generation ago older people could opt out of the conversation…now they need to engage…there is an expectation that a statement is made

7.   Supporting digital from the inside

8.   [18:39]  - We can’t always think of ourselves as the smartest people I the room… the stakes are high

9.   [22:08] - It takes resources to execute effectively

10. [23:13] – More progress has been made in the last six months than the prior…