LMA is excited to launch a collection of Member Resource Groups (MRG) to address the varying needs of our diverse membership. LMA's mission is to advance our legal marketing and BD community and profession. Taking a holistic approach, we realize that innovative ideas come from creating a place for all members to feel valued and heard, and most importantly, where they can bring their whole selves to the table.
To create that space, LMA is launching three initial Member Resource Groups (MRGs), that will be comprised of members who want to further build an inclusive culture, and through participation, offer opportunities to connect with each other and deepen our sense of LMA community. The mission of LMA MRGs is to:
- Provide a safe forum for discussion and exploration of the group’s theme
- Enhance leadership and coping skills on sensitive topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Encourage professional development opportunities among LMA minority communities
LMA is pleased to launch these Member Resource Groups this fall. The MRGs will meet every other month via Zoom and participation will be limited to MRG members.
LMA Allies, join us for our next MRG meeting on Wednesday, September 27 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. CT, to discuss Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Register here.
Join us on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT for an informal roundtable discussion on the concepts of "coming out" versus "inviting in" in preparation for National Coming Out Day (October 11).
The most recent Members of Color MRG meeting was held on Tuesday, February 21, where Paulette Armstrong, National Director of Business Development for Miller Thomson LLP, engaged a Q&A about: self-advocacy, roadblocks and altering the landscape to include DEI on her team and in the industry. Please join the MRG to participate in furture meetings.
Click on the MRG name below to learn how to join the conversation to continue to enhance LMA's inclusive culture (LMA login required to access).
||An Ally is any person that actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts that benefit people as a whole. If you are an Ally of any of the groups or are looking to learn more on how to support members of any group, please consider joining the Allies MRG.
||At this time, the LGBTQ+ MRG is only open to individuals that identify as LGBTQ+. By joining this group you acknowledge that you identify as LGBTQ+.
|Members of Color
||At this time, the Members of Color MRG is only open to individuals that identify as BIPOC. By joining this group you acknowledge that you identify as Black/African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native, Desi, Middle Eastern, North African, Asian, Pacific Islander, Chicanx or Latino/x.
Join an MRG today, find your space and enhance LMA's inclusive culture.
"LMA always strives to make our organization a place of inclusion — where all our members can thrive and feel accepted while providing a safe space to connect on this level. Putting action to our diversity and inclusion principles enables our organization to innovate and support our members' success."
-2022 LMA International Board President Brenda Plowman