Message from the Chief Diversity Officer

In 2022, our firm transitioned from primarily virtual operations to a new hybrid operating model that focused on inclusion. Technology afforded us the opportunity to seamlessly connect, whether we were remote or in person. Throughout the year, we focused on allyship and supporting each other as we adapted to this new working style. For the first time in three years, we were able to host many of our cultural heritage and professional development programs in person, with a virtual option. This enabled us to reunite as a firm while connecting face to face with newer colleagues for the first time outside of a virtual screen.

For the third year in a row, we are delighted to share that over 50% of our partner promotions were women, and over 89% of our 2022 summer and fall associate classes were women, racially or ethnically diverse, or member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Firmwide, over 45% of our partners are women, racially or ethnically diverse, or members of the LGBTQIA+ community – a 2% increase from 2021.

Consistent with our allyship focus, we launched our “Be An Ally at Wiley” podcast series and hosted courageous conversations for our community to come together in the face of nationwide tragedies, racial tension, violence, and loss of life. We continued our ongoing commitment to amplifying the many voices that reflect the diversity of our communities. We also engaged with our clients in exploring tangible opportunities to facilitate a culture of belonging and inclusion. We continue on this journey in 2023, leveraging the lessons learned over the past year in delivering DEI in a hybrid environment, keeping in mind that we must be strategic and intentional about how we engage with each other. As we move into this new year, we will continue our investment in strengthening our work environment to ensure each member of our Wiley team is celebrated for their unique contributions to the delivery of best-in-class legal services.

- Rashida MacMurray-Abdullah

Diversity Statement: Please click here to read the firm’s Diversity Statement.
Diversity Report: Please click here to read the firm’s 2022 Diversity Report.

How does Wiley work to foster inclusion and belonging across the firm?

"At Wiley, we are committed to fostering a culture of belonging. We take pride in our diversity of thought, identity, and lived experiences. A fair and inclusive workplace makes us stronger and helps us work together to produce the best results."

Duane C. Pozza, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair 

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