Founders Flash: The Importance Of Diversity, And Why It Breeds Innovation

We believe that strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Diversity breeds innovation. And innovation breeds success.

Diversity is critical for any organization to innovate and adapt in a fast-changing environment, and successful entrepreneurs and leaders are becoming more proactive when it comes to attracting diverse talent and creating an inclusive workplace. An inclusive workplace results from the actions taken on a daily basis.

In this issue of the Flash, we highlight insights from Goodwin’s inaugural Pride@Goodwin retreat, a discussion that focused on creating an inclusive workplace for transgender employees.

The panel discussion touched upon organizational barriers facing transgender employees and progress made to reduce or eliminate these roadblocks, the current legal landscape for transgender protections, challenges and threats to jeopardize these protections that lie ahead, and the importance of education, awareness and advocacy in the efforts to protect and advance transgender employees in the workplace. Goodwin partners and Pride@Goodwin co-chairs Koray Bulut and Jim Mattus provided opening remarks and Blake Liggio and Jason Wu participated as panelists. 

Watch Blake Liggio’s segment on being a transgender lawyer and the support he received from Goodwin in this brief video.

Also in this week’s Flash:

 
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