Bakers appoints inclusion and diversity partner

first_imgGlobal firm Baker & McKenzie’s London office has appointed an inclusion and diversity partner to promote its diversity agenda.London-based employment partner Sarah Gregory will take up the role on 1 July.Gregory will lead Baker & McKenzie London’s inclusion and diversity programme and act as the firm’s first client-facing ‘diversity ambassador’.As such she will focus on initiatives to attract, retain and develop a diverse workforce, and oversee the firm’s five diversity affinity groups.
 She will work closely with London office inclusion and diversity manager, Justine Thompson, and Baker & McKenzie’s global inclusion and diversity team, headed by director of global CSR Christie Constantine.Gregory joined the firm in 1990 becoming a partner in the firm’s employment practice in 1999.   
 
In 2013, Baker & McKenzie was one of the first major international firms to announce a global target to increase its percentage of female equity partners to 30%, seeking to double the current number which stands at 15%.  
 
Gregory said: ‘Having been engaged in diversity and inclusion issues in a number of guises throughout my career as an employment lawyer, this new role feels like a natural transition.‘It’s an incredibly exciting opportunity and one which I hope to use to effect change and develop a truly collaborative and inclusive culture.’last_img read more

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Skate park possibly coming to South Padre Island

first_imgBy SCARLET O’ROURKEStaff [email protected] City of South Padre Island and the Parks, Rec­reation and Beautification Committee (PRBC) are cur­rently considering taking the first steps towards building a skate park for the youth of the community.A subcommittee was formed at the PRBC meet­ing on Wednesday, July 20 with PRBC member Diane O’Leary heading it up.“You see the kids out on the sidewalks … they need a place to skate,” O’Leary said. “There are only so many times you can go to the beach.”Her co-board member Alex Grossman added, “I’m really excited for this skate park. You have to give the youth something more to do.”The first step in the pro­cess of bringing a skate park to the area is finding the right location, and that is where the PRBC is at in their plan de­velopment thus far.To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the July 21 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. RelatedSPI hosts Night at the ParkBy LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island and the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee hosted a night at the park. City Council, committee members, and city staff joined the public for fun and answered questions at Water Tower Park from 6:30 PM to 7:30…July 14, 2011In “News”City moves forward with skate parkBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS City of South Padre Island leaders and residents have long debated the idea of building a skate park, and at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, council members moved forward with a recommendation to construct such a facility at the new John L. Tompkins Park.…January 8, 2016In “News”Skate park one step closer to realityBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee discussed final plans for a skate park, as well considered bids for providing irrigation at Tompkins Park during its Thursday, Nov. 9 meeting. Assistant City Manager Darla Jones led the presentation regarding the skate park…November 17, 2017In “News” Sharelast_img read more

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Bentley can replace Button at Brentford – Smith

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Bentley and Egan sign as Brentford complete triple swoopBidwell completes QPR move as Fer has Swansea medicalBrentford keeper Button joins FulhamBrentford held by Wycombe in friendlyBees youngster set to join Man UtdButton: It was time for a change Brentford head coach Dean Smith insists Dan Bentley and Jack Bonham have what it takes to replace David Button, after the goalkeeper opted to join Fulham.Button, 27, crossed west London on Tuesday to sign a three-year deal with Bees’ rivals, after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.AdChoices广告The goalkeeper had been Brentford’s first choice since signing from Charlton in 2013, making 141 appearances, but Smith believes new recruit Bentley and the promising Bonham will serve the club well.Smith told Brentford’s official website: “I would personally like to wish David well and thank him for his contribution in both performances and attitude since myself and [assistant] Richard [O’Kelly] joined the club.“His save in our win at Preston in January, as well as many others, will live long in the memory, but as is the way in football, things move on and David has chosen to further his career elsewhere.“I have nothing but respect for the way he acquits himself to his profession and his departure will leave big gloves to fill.“But I feel we have replacements in Daniel Bentley and Jack Bonham who are eager to fill the position that David had made his own.”Button is the second Bees player to join a west London rival this summer after captain Jake Bidwell joined QPR.But Brentford’s co-director of football, Phil Giles, moved to allay supporters’ fears about the club’s plans.He said: “I understand if there are some fans who will be disappointed that we have sold a player to our local rivals.“However, I’m confident that we’ve made a decision that is in the best long-term interests of the club.”last_img read more

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