Hogan Lovells has kicked off its first global Diversity Awareness Month with the aim of raising awareness among staff and to ensure an inclusive atmosphere in the workplace.
The month will see a host of activities taking place throughout the firm’s offices, with a range of seminars and workshops open to all staff.
Co-chair of Hogan Lovells Worldwide Diversity Committee, Ruth Grant, said: “Holding a formal Diversity Awareness Month is a tangible way of demonstrating our commitment to diversity and to progress initiatives in this area,”
“It also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of diversity-related issues among our people.”
The activities will include sessions on disfigurement and bias, black students and City law, generational diversity, understanding mental illness, sexuality in the workplace, financial planning, nutrition and first aid for families.
Additionally, Hogan Lovells is rolling out its London Disability and Wellbeing Network, with a talk from a member of ParalympicsGB and captain of the wheelchair rugby team, Andy Barrow.
This will coincide with its previously established affinity groups and employee networks which institute activities for racial and ethnic minorities, members of the firm who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.