Diversity survey: The need for action


Muireann Bolger

Diversity survey: The need for action

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WIPR’s latest diversity survey shows that the legal sector is trying to deliver initiatives, but the time has come for concrete measures. Muireann Bolger reports.

WIPR has carried out its third annual global survey to learn more about readers’ thoughts and experiences of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in IP.

We sought your views as the COVID-19 pandemic wrought havoc worldwide, leading to extraordinary challenges for the majority of business sectors, including IP.

The pandemic coincided with the increased prominence of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, which has heightened awareness of systemic and historic racial injustices, so we included questions to gauge your views on the impact of these seismic events.

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