The Legal 500 Diversity and Inclusion Forum Colombia 2022

The Legal 500, Holland & Knight
Seminar, Sponsorship
The Legal 500 Diversity and Inclusion Forum Colombia 2022
November 8, 2022
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Gun Club – Salón de Recepciones
Ac. 82 No. 7-77

Holland & Knight will sponsor and participate in a Legal 500 event focused on investigating issues and developments in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Colombia. The forum will consist of two panels that will provide practical and forward-looking insights from leading in-house counsel from across Colombia. Following the discussion, a cocktail reception will give attendees an opportunity for networking with colleagues and fellow counsel.

Program Agenda

Panel 1: DE&I Beyond Corporate Policies
6:10 p.m.

In today's world, diversity and inclusion policies are part of the minimum standards of corporate social responsibility. Increasingly, organizations are publicizing their policies and highlighting their achievements in meeting diversity and inclusion goals. During this panel, speakers will share stories of companies that have successfully committed to their DEI programs, barriers they may have faced and the social and organizational benefits achieved. Topics will include:

  • Three models of Diversity and Inclusion: Disability, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Opportunities for all
  • Diversity for Colombia, post-conflict, post-penalty and Los Ninis
  • Barriers and opportunities

Panel 2: Gender, Equity and Prosperity
7:10 p.m.

Although women's rights have been materially recognized in recent decades, significant inequalities remain in areas that have not been explored or are still latent. Gender conception remains an implicit bias and is often unrecognized in the workplace. This panel will discuss some gender-specific elements and disparities that are still present today as well as ways to further close these gaps. Some of the issues addressed will encompass:

  • Wage gaps
  • Care economy and gender pay
  • Right to time
  • Policymaking and women's representation

Networking, Drinks and Canapés
7:50 p.m.


Inés Elvira Vesga | Partner, Holland & Knight

Norberto Quintana | Partner, Holland & Knight

Paola Ximena Hernández | Head of Social Responsibility, Sodimac Colombia

Paula Guerra | Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Strategy, ETB

Juan Pablo Castillo | Director of Human Resources for Sodexo LATAM, Director of Corporate Affairs for Sodexo Colombia

Alexandra Aguirre | Partner, Holland & Knight

Maria Juliana Saa | Partner, Holland & Knight

Maria Camila Silva | Legal Manager, Banca de Inversión Bancolombia S.A.

Camila Quintera | Legal Vice President, Caf-Ashmore

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