For lawyers and law firms seeking to develop better diversity and inclusion related awareness and skills.
"Transforming the legal field through Diversity and Inclusion"
- Janiene Chand
Why work with Janiene
A lawyer and coach by training, with a background in psychology and a passion for diversity and inclusion (D&I), Janiene provides D&I strategic guidance to lawyers and law firms.
As a first generation, South Asian, female lawyer, Janiene brings not only her knowledge through education via certifications and ongoing training, but also a wealth of knowledge through personal, lived experiences.
With over 12 years of experience in the legal field and having worked in different capacities, not only does she understand law firms from different perspectives and the role D&I plays in work culture, but she also has the ability to relate to those who face or have faced microaggressions and unconscious biases in the legal field.
Janiene's relatability and insight is an asset to her approach to D&I matters within the legal field.
Learn, Reflect, Implement
To have successfully implemented D&I strategies at a law firm, everyone including staff and management, need to build on their awareness and skills development. Bringing discussions through learning and reflecting, plus implementing strategies, is the way to build cultural competency and foster a sense of belonging, both of which are often lacking in the legal field.
Janiene offers workshops that go in depth around the what and how of D&I. This includes focusing on what diversity and inclusion is while touching on specifics like microaggressions and biases, as well as how it fits into the legal field. She also provides one-to-one coaching support for law firm management as they strategize and implement plans as a part of their ongoing D&I initiative to maintain a respectful workculture.
If you would like to develop D&I awareness and skills through learning, reflecting, and implementing, contact Janiene today.