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[REWIND] How to Build a Career in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work feat. Jaya Saxena

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Jaya Saxena, a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) professional, shares her personal journey and experiences in this podcast episode. From her interdisciplinary education to her work in law firms and law schools, Jaya discusses the importance of DEI and how it can have a direct impact on individuals' lived experiences. She also offers valuable advice for those frustrated with their legal practice or considering what to do with their law degree.

Lawyer Side Hustles

Jaya's work as a DEI leader is characterized by her commitment to creating meaningful change and her ability to navigate complex systems. Throughout the podcast episode, Jaya discusses her experiences in various roles, from working in a law firm to leading diversity and inclusion efforts at a law school. She emphasizes the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach and collaborating with different departments to address a variety of issues. Jaya's dedication to broadening the talent pipeline and supporting historically underrepresented or marginalized students demonstrates her passion for creating inclusive environments.

“I also really enjoy seeing or experiencing how this work can have a direct impact on someone's lived experience in this sense, in this context, in the workplace,” shares Jaya Saxena in Episode 128 of You Are a Lawyer.

Jaya's work extends beyond organizational boundaries. She recognizes the significance of considering DEI in a global context and actively seeks opportunities to explore how global organizations can drive change. Her ability to ask critical questions and ensure a firm's commitment to DEI before joining demonstrates her intentionality in choosing organizations that align with her values. Jaya's approach to DEI work is holistic, recognizing that it involves rebuilding systems and structures, and she emphasizes the importance of being part of conversations and driving change. Her advice to frustrated practitioners or law students is to seek different perspectives, engage in self-reflection, and have conversations with individuals in fields that sound fascinating. Jaya's work as a DEI leader exemplifies her dedication to creating inclusive environments and driving meaningful change.

LISTEN TO LEARN

  • The role of DEI in global organizations and its connection to historical contexts
  • The value of interdisciplinary education & experiential learning programs
  • Strategies for career exploration and decision-making

WE ALSO DISCUSS

  • Challenges and rewards of being a DEI professional in the legal field
  • The impact of recent events on organizations' focus on DEI
  • The value of networking and connecting with professionals in fields of interest

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Jaya Saxena, a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) professional, shares her personal journey and experiences in this podcast episode. From her interdisciplinary education to her work in law firms and law schools, Jaya discusses the importance of DEI and how it can have a direct impact on individuals' lived experiences. She also offers valuable advice for those frustrated with their legal practice or considering what to do with their law degree.

Lawyer Side Hustles

Jaya's work as a DEI leader is characterized by her commitment to creating meaningful change and her ability to navigate complex systems. Throughout the podcast episode, Jaya discusses her experiences in various roles, from working in a law firm to leading diversity and inclusion efforts at a law school. She emphasizes the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach and collaborating with different departments to address a variety of issues. Jaya's dedication to broadening the talent pipeline and supporting historically underrepresented or marginalized students demonstrates her passion for creating inclusive environments.

“I also really enjoy seeing or experiencing how this work can have a direct impact on someone's lived experience in this sense, in this context, in the workplace,” shares Jaya Saxena in Episode 128 of You Are a Lawyer.

Jaya's work extends beyond organizational boundaries. She recognizes the significance of considering DEI in a global context and actively seeks opportunities to explore how global organizations can drive change. Her ability to ask critical questions and ensure a firm's commitment to DEI before joining demonstrates her intentionality in choosing organizations that align with her values. Jaya's approach to DEI work is holistic, recognizing that it involves rebuilding systems and structures, and she emphasizes the importance of being part of conversations and driving change. Her advice to frustrated practitioners or law students is to seek different perspectives, engage in self-reflection, and have conversations with individuals in fields that sound fascinating. Jaya's work as a DEI leader exemplifies her dedication to creating inclusive environments and driving meaningful change.

LISTEN TO LEARN

  • The role of DEI in global organizations and its connection to historical contexts
  • The value of interdisciplinary education & experiential learning programs
  • Strategies for career exploration and decision-making

WE ALSO DISCUSS

  • Challenges and rewards of being a DEI professional in the legal field
  • The impact of recent events on organizations' focus on DEI
  • The value of networking and connecting with professionals in fields of interest

Join the FREE mailing list!

Get behind-the-scenes content from You Are A Lawyer.

1) Visit www.youarealawyer.com

2) Add your email address to the Subscribe pop-up box OR

3) Enter your email address on the right side of the screen

4) Get emails from me (I won't fill your inbox with junk)!

Interact with You Are A Lawyer

Kyla Denanyoh hosts the You Are A Lawyer podcast.

Follow the podcast:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@youarealawyer

Website: https://www.youarealawyer.com

  continue reading

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