As part of ALM’s Women, Influence & Power in Law conference in New Orleans, Thompson Coburn partner and chair-elect Chris Hohn took part in a panel on how men can practice being better allies to female colleagues.
The panel was titled “Let’s Hear It From the Boys! A Conversation with Workplace Allies.” It was the first time men have been invited to be panelists at the WIPL conference, according to an article in Corporate Counsel. Hohn and his fellow panelists were nominated to participate because of their demonstrated allyship.
Hohn, who serves on the firm’s executive and management teams and will become chair of the firm in August 2024, said he sees allyship as being a trusted advocate for women and letting them take the lead on how he can help. “It’s not top of mind for a lot of men to think about using their position and influence to affect the underrepresented and promote and advocate. And we need to do a better job of that," he said.
Read the full article here.
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