PODCAST: Laurie Robinson-Haden, founder and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color
Laurie Robinson-Haden shares her insights on the difficulties facing black lawyers, based on her experience in private practice and as corporate counsel
For the latest IFLR podcast, we spoke to Laurie Robinson-Haden, founder and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color, a not-for-profit organisation of female black lawyers and attorneys in the United States and abroad, who also serves as assistant general counsel at a major entertainment company.
After the murder of George Floyd on May 25 the global response has been incredible, and the amplification effect on the Black Lives Matter movement has been truly unprecedented in modern times. In the weeks following the incident we put a lot of thought into what role IFLR can play in contributing to change and show support for the movement, while taking advantage of our huge network both in the US and further afield.
So, just after Juneteenth, what better entry point into this discussion than to talk to Laurie, as founder and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color. Juneteenth, also widely known as Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. It was on June 19 1865 that the Union soldiers were led into Texas with news that the war had ended and that those enslaved were now free.
Enjoy the podcast.