Ropes & Gray Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kia Scipio has been named by Savoy Magazine as one of 2023’s Most Influential Executives in Diversity & Inclusion.
In her role at the firm, Kia has worked with leadership to create a comprehensive Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan built on the recommendations of the firm’s Racial Equity & Inclusion Task Force, which she headed. Additionally, the firm now allows non-partner attorneys to earn up to 100-hours of annual billable credit for participating in specific diversity mentoring, trainings, and other activities.
Of note, the 2022 Summer Associate Class was the most diverse summer and first-year associate classes ever. Today, one-third of the firm’s governing policy committee are women while a majority represent gender and ethnic diversity. Ropes & Gray has also implemented an annual requirement that all attorneys are expected to devote 20 hours to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Kia has nearly 20 years helping law firms and institutions develop and sustain robust DE&I programs.
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