Debbie Tang is a partner at Bridge Partners, a minority-owned executive recruiting firm
specializing in diversifying C-suites and boards. She contributed the sidebars on individual
diversity action plans and cultural agility growth charts
As corporate clients, it is easy to place the burden and blame on our outside counsel partners for the pervasive industry challenge of retaining and advancing diverse talent. We suggest law firms need stronger affinity groups, mentor and sponsorship programs, and more inclusive and flexible working environments. As clients, we then demand diverse teams at multiple levels and express frustration when our law firms fail to deliver.