Diversity and inclusion issues are being placed on the back burner as budgets tighten and focus turns solely to immediate needs, at the expense of long-term objectives. There’s precedent—diversity in law firms took a huge hit after the financial collapse of 2008. It’s crucial that this isn’t allowed to happen again.
We put together this publication, celebrating the work women have done, and will continue to do, in the IP sector, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We faced our own challenges, particularly around print and distribution in the current environment, but we're trying hard to make sure everyone who wants to access our regular publications is still able to. Click here to access the full edition of this year's Influential Women in IP.
Diversity comes in many different forms, and some are less visible than others, so it’s time we shone a spotlight on these too. That’s why, in our second edition, we’re focusing on more than just gender diversity.
Within these pages, we investigate why so few lawyers are reluctant to reveal their disability and why so many women and minorities are leaving the legal profession. We also explore ‘bro’ culture in technology firms and provide a guide on how to be an ally.
Alongside our features, we highlight 100 Influential Women in IP, who are all playing a significant role in championing diversity and changing the IP system.
For our 2019 edition please click here