Plugging the Leaky Pipeline ~ Diversity Without Inclusion: Identifying & Eliminating Tokenism


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Davis Wright Tremaine
920 5th Ave Suite 3300, Seattle, WA, 98104

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Statistics show increasing diversity in law schools and in legal hiring, but the number of diverse equity partners in law firms has remained static. Despite sincere commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion, many are still unfamiliar with real barriers that women and attorneys of color face in the legal profession. How did we get here? Why do we feel compelled to battle other women and people of color to succeed? How can women and people of color change the narrative on diversity? Can equity (as opposed to equality) be achieved?


  • Aneelah Afzali – Muslim Association of Puget Sound
  • Catherine Romero – Microsoft
  • Sadé Smith – Northwest Defenders Division
  • Lauren Parris Watts – Helsell Fetterman

Moderated by:

  • Jean Y. Kang

For more information on the panelists and to register, visit the event page.

Remote participation is provided.