Welcome back to season 4 of Law Light! We are fortunate to begin this season joined by our guest Marika Rietsema Ball, who is an Associate at Jones & Keller in Denver, CO. Marika joins us as part of our Diversity & Inclusion series. Host Melinda Delmonico (President & CEO of Gibson Arnold) and Marika discuss the contemporary issues that arise when hiring and retaining diverse attorneys in the legal field.
Marika emphasizes that companies and employees should not be afraid to be wrong, as long as they are willing to learn from their mistakes. Melinda and Marika also take a look at what inclusivity in the workplace can mean not only to BIPOC employees, or minority employees, but to the entire organization as whole and how it can be improved by being diverse in as many ways as possible. Lastly, Marika shares her thoughts on what makes a good leader for Diversity & Inclusion, and shares her hopes for the future.
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