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March 2021

ACC – Courageous Conversations #StopAsianHate

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

The ACC Foundation will hold a Courageous Conversation featuring Yoon Ettinger, Chief Counsel, Litigation & Claims, Southern Gas Co., Rudy Figueroa, General Counsel, Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC, Thomas Kim, Chief Legal Officer, Thomason Reuters, and Angela Lim, Deputy General Counsel, Viz.ai, Inc. - AAPI lawyers sharing their personal stories and experiences with anti-Asian biases. Paula T. Edgar, a leading diversity consultant will facilitate the conversation, offering resources and recommendations for how to better support AAPI colleagues in the office, as…

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April 2021

Personal Branding in the Virtual Landscape, presented by The Belonging Project

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual

  Building an authentic and impactful personal brand is a lifelong journey. A strong personal brand can lead to career opportunities and is essential for business development. This engaging panel will provide tips, anecdotes, and advice on how to strategically build your personal brand. Topics covered will include: Understanding your current brand, developing your brand strategy, and amplifying your brand through board service, writing, panel participation, and using social media platforms like LinkedIn. Register Here The Belonging Project is a…

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Rainmaking When We Can’t Go Outside, presented by The Belonging Project

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual

Join us for a Business Development Fireside chat with Perkins Coie Patent Litigation partner Dennis Hopkins and law firm diversity and professional development consultant Paula Edgar addressing business development strategies and principles from a practitioner’s point of view and including best practices for developing or refining your business development plan. The conversation will cover topics including: Developing Your Own Style Setting Business Development goals Pivoting in the Pandemic Accountability Mechanism Establishing Business development principles Register Here View The Recording Presentation…

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ACC IDEAL Series: AAPI Disrupting the Silence – A Conversation About Anti-Asian Hate and Bias

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Please join us on April 27 at 1pm ET Conversations designed to discuss bias and disrupt racial inequalities are difficult to have, and that holds true for many AAPI attorneys. However, such discussions are necessary to understand how bias, microaggressions and anti-Asian hate can transcend beyond our communities and into the workplace.  Often, people of color and those who want to support them feel intimidated to speak up —afraid that their words may be misinterpreted,  trigger misperceptions, or worse. As a…

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May 2021

ACC Foundation: Stand for Change – Supporting the AAPI community

May 20
Virtual

We will feature individuals and organizations using effective approaches others can implement when responding to social justice and anti-Asian hate and bias. Individuals who are in key roles will also discuss how being a part of the leadership team positively impacts their ability to foster change in their organizations and communities.   Register Here

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June 2021

Juneteenth: More than Just a Holiday – Learning from our History and Fortifying our Future

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

Presented by the Minorities in the Profession Section   Moderator: -Kenya Tyson (Assistant Provost, Academic Affairs & University Curriculum at The New School)    Panelists: -Ray Brown (Partner, Pashman Stein)  -Paula Edgar (attorney and CEO of PGE Consulting Group LLC, a strategy firm providing DEI and professional development solutions) -Cliff Dawkins (Assistant Dean and Director of Minority Student Program, Rutgers University)  -Cedric Ashley (Coach, Author, Speaker, & Attorney)  -Nasheena Porter (Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor, Chief Diversity Equity and…

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LFAA – Cultural Humility and Pro Bono Lawyering Panel

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Private Event Recent events have affirmed and highlighted the need and responsibility for law firms to do more in partnership with legal services organizations to identify and dismantle structural and systemic racism in the law. As part of their work, the LFAA is committed to increasing the capacity of their Alliance Firms to do antiracism pro bono work.  They will be hosting a panel that will focus on the what, the how and the necessity of cultural humility in advancing…

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September 2021

Women Lawyers in Leadership 2021: Women of Color in the Law

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual

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National Urban League – Owning Your Digital Footprint: The Future of Personal Branding

September 28
Virtual

If the world of work was leaning digitally before the pandemic, social distancing closed the deal. And there’s no going back. Our panelists discuss the importance of creating a digital presence to career advancement and success. Learn how to build a digital portfolio and master the skills to put your best digital footprint forward. Moderator: Stephanie Walters, Journalist and Director of Engagement at Yellow Speaker(s): Detavio Samuels, CEO of Revolt TV Paula Edgar, Esq., CEO, PGE Consulting Group LLC |…

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