Mitratech’s AdvanceLaw Kicks Off Its 2022 Diversity Mentorship Program
The program focuses on providing diverse law firm associates with career coaching and support.
AUSTIN, TX – February 22, 2022 – Mitratech is pleased to announce that AdvanceLaw, a unique law firm panel management collaboration with 300 leading general counsel, has kicked off its 2022 Diversity Mentorship Program. The AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorship Program was inspired by and developed in collaboration with industry-leading general counsel (GCs) and law firms.
The program pairs diverse law firm associates with GCs for career coaching, support, building relationships, collaborating on diversity, and supporting potential business opportunities. AdvanceLaw has matched over 80 mentoring pairs since 2019, helping law firms develop a strong cohort of diverse lawyers with an enriched legal industry network and insights from top in-house lawyers. The program carries out quarterly surveys with all participants to better understand the impact of the program.
Mentors come from companies including Clorox, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, LifeTime Fitness, American Greetings, Peabody, PVH, Rack Room, MSA Safety, and more.
“Our Diversity Mentorship Program gives GCs and senior in-house leaders the chance to form genuine connections and outwardly commit to supporting the career and growth of diverse lawyers,” said Britt Waller, Director, at AdvanceLaw. “We have found that our program provides valuable opportunities for mentees to meet, expand their network, and most importantly to have an external resource to talk with and learn from.”
“The program is intentional about its mentor/mentee pairings, which jumpstarted the relationship I was able to build with my assigned mentor. Thanks to that forethought, I’ve developed a meaningful – and lasting – relationship with a C-Suite level executive that I would not have had otherwise.” said mentee, Tiffany Wynn of Crowell and Moring, LLP. “ In addition to being personally rewarding, the relationship has been impactful on my professional development on several fronts—I consider my mentor a friend, resource, ally, and someone who is invested in seeing me succeed.”
According to a recent survey conducted by Bloomberg Law, nine out of 10 top leaders (either CEO or managing partner) at law firms are white and 81% of top leaders are male.
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