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A convergence of forces is changing the public face of the boardroom: the increasing amount of data showing how inclusion and diversity improves performance, impassioned protests for gender equality, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, pressure from investors and shareholders, and legislation.

While gender diversity has been a focus for some time now, the importance of racial and ethnic diversity in the boardroom has started to dominate the conversation. Our new thought leadership paper, Board Diversity – A Corporate Imperative outlines the latest laws around the world in relation to diversity quotas, transparency and disclosure, and managing diversity data.

Board Diversity



Susan Eandi is the head of Baker McKenzie's Global Employment and Labor Law practice group for North America, and chair of the California Labor & Employment practice group. She speaks regularly for organizations including ACC, Bloomberg, and M&A Counsel. Susan has been published extensively in various external legal publications in addition to handbooks/magazines published by the Firm. Susan has been recognized as a leader in employment law by The Daily Journal, Legal 500 PLC and is a Chambers ranked attorney.


Monica Kurnatowska is a partner in the Firm's London office. She focuses on employment law and has been recognised by Chambers UK as a leading lawyer in her field. Monica is a regular speaker at internal and external seminars and workshops, and has written for a number of external publications on bonus issues, atypical workers, TUPE and outsourcing.


Caroline Burnett is a Senior Knowledge Lawyer in Baker & McKenzie, San Francisco office.

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