Broadcast Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)


Supporting diversity in the workplace is an essential factor that organizations must consider to ensure their success. With an ample understanding of how to effectively manage diversity and inclusion, companies will have an upper hand when it comes to recruiting and hiring talents. However, it has also become a challenge for this generation’s leadership to make their organization more diverse and inclusive.

This issue calls for companies to be more aware of significant tips and strategies that will help them administer efficient practices, thus providing a better workplace environment.

In this LIVE Webcast, labor and employment attorneys Dionysia L. Johnson-Massie (Littler Mendelson) and Sylvia James (Winston & Strawn) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in diversity and inclusion management. As experts, they will also present the important issues surrounding this topic including the various policies and practices inside the workplace.

Key topics include:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Management – What You Need To Know
  • Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace
  • Common Challenges Encountered by Employers
  • Policies and Practices
  • Practical Tips and Strategies


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of labor and employment laws


Course Code:



Category of Credit:

NY Category of CLE Credit:



Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Dionysia L. Johnson-Massie, Shareholder
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Dionysia Johnson-Massie, Esq. is an Equity Shareholder at Littler Mendelson, the largest global labor and employment law firm representing employers.  She is a litigator and is also responsible for strategizing with c-suite executives and other leaders on legal and business matters including a broad range of employment-related litigation, agency and other  investigations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion business strategies.

Johnson-Massie is a skilled and engaging speaker and trainer.  She has presented at national conferences on cutting edge employment, diversity, equity, and inclusion topics, including but not limited to, the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), National Diversity Counsel (Georgia Chapter), Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC) and the American Bar Association (ABA).  She also has provided learning opportunities, counseling, and training to Board members, executives, managers and employees at some of our country’s leading companies and organizations.  Johnson-Massie also has written countless articles regarding employment, diversity, equity, and inclusion workplace considerations and is the author of Littler’s Religion in the Workplace book.

Sylvia James, Director
Winston & Strawn LLP

Sylvia F. James serves as Winston & Strawn’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion. In this role, Sylvia collaborates with key stakeholders to develop and implement the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives; works with the talent management team to enhance the hiring, advancement, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers; serves as a liaison to clients and external organizations dedicated to fostering diversity in the legal profession; conducts diversity training; and advises on internal and external diversity-related communications.

Prior to joining Winston, Sylvia served as the diversity lead for a national law firm. In addition, she practiced law as a labor and employment attorney for over a decade. Sylvia is a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP), and a former commissioner on the American Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission. She currently serves on the Duke University School of Law Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Sylvia received a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Vassar College.


Dionysia L. Johnson-MassieShareholder

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Sylvia JamesDirector

Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Supporting diversity
  • Data review and employer trends
  • Talent acquisition and retention
  • Challenges
  • Best practices

Date & Time:

Friday, February 21, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Employee Relations Professionals
  • Human Resource Administrators
  • Human Resource Managers and Directors
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Dionysia L. Johnson-MassieShareholder
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Sylvia JamesDirector
Winston & Strawn LLP



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