Diversonomics Season 3 | Episode 5 The long game: Putting ongoing D&I goals into action

22 minute read
20 November 2018

From unconscious bias to inclusive language, there will always be work to do when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Are you or your organization looking to start a diversity and inclusion initiative?

Take a listen to this week's episode of Diversonomics, where our co-hosts speak to Rebecca Bromwich and Asfrah Syed-Emond, members of the County of Carleton Law Association's diversity committee, about how to create an environment that includes and reflects the diversity of their local legal community.

Episode tip

"Diversity issues need to be worked on all the time. They are like fitness. You aren't just sort of fit one day. You have to stay fit. You've gotta keep running, keep working out. Even if the institution or organization you work with is committed to diversity, the practical pieces need to continue to be put in place." - Rebecca Bromwich, program director, Carleton University Department of Law and Legal Studies

Image of group of diverse individuals putting hands together, concept of working together to achieve diversity and inclusion goals in the workplace


This podcast will count for up to 15 minutes of Equality & Inclusion Professionalism (EDI) credit toward the mandatory CPD requirements of the Law Society of Ontario (subject to the overall limit of 6 hours per year for viewing archived video programs).

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Episode hosts

Roberto Aburto

Roberto Aburto is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in municipal law and civil litigation, with a focus on real estate disputes, land use planning law and commercial litigation.

He is also an active member in the swimming and lifesaving community, serving on the board of directors for the Lifesaving Society (Ontario Branch) as the corporate secretary/legal adviser, and on the Lifesaving Society (National Branch) National Team Selection Committee for Lifesaving Sport.

He is also co-chair of Gowling WLG's Diversity and Inclusion Council and is committed to promoting these principles.

To learn more about Roberto, visit his bio or connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, and medical defence law. To learn more about Sarah, connect with her on LinkedIn.

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