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.
|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.|
- 2022 Diversity ReportThriving Together.
Each year we are asked to provide updates on our diversity efforts. While we are proud of our efforts, we strive to be a firm who continuously drives the progress of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are a place where different perspectives are not only accepted, but are celebrated. This report captures a glimpse of what we value and a highlight of our 2022 efforts.
what is unique about DEI at wiley?
"At Wiley, we are committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive workplace. We know that our diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences make us a stronger and better firm. We are optimistic about our future and about being an innovative DEI leader in the legal profession."
Antonio Reynolds, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair