Journeys to Equity

LeeAnn Jones on the Importance of Being Yourself

November 08, 2021 Season 1 Episode 15
Journeys to Equity
LeeAnn Jones on the Importance of Being Yourself
Show Notes

Creating a Culture of Acceptance and Belonging

In this episode, LeeAnn Jones, Partner at Taylor English Duma LLP, shares her thoughts on the recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys.  With so much emphasis being placed on front-end recruiting, long-term impact is bound to fail if the follow-up back-end process, diversity retention, isn’t equally as effective. LeeAnn has experienced this first-hand as both a woman and a member of the LGBTQ community. She knows how it feels to be told to leave what makes her unique at the door and  believes that until organizations focus more on creating a true sense of belonging that encourages and celebrates our differences, we will only be making performative, and not lasting, change.

Tune in for perspectives on:
•The negative impact of having employees “check their diversity at the door” on company profits, productivity, and more
•Ways to encourage authenticity and best practices for retention
•How programs improving the retention of diverse talent contributes directly to the bottom-line.