Some of the participants included Rhonda Taylor, vice president, assistant general counsel of Dollar General, Lori McLaughlin, senior vice president and general counsel for The Devereux Foundation, Gina Donald, counsel for Tech Data, and Nicole Porter, general counsel for UT-Battelle, LLC.
Rhonda Taylor, V.P. and Assistant General Counsel, explains, "We believe that it is the coming together of different people, from different backgrounds and experiences, with different thoughts and ideas, that result in the best work product and help us fulfill our mission of Serving Others."
Part of the secret is drilling deep into causes and effects.
For example, Rhonda
explains, if statistics show a low number of women in a certain position, the response isn't simply, "We need more women," but rather to seek answers to the question, "Why don't we have more women there?"
put it, in all this "the goal is that we will not always need to be intentional about inclusion, but rather that it becomes part of our cultureâ€"one of those things that we just â€˜do' without thinking about it."