May 12, 2021
On April 29, Fitch Even partner Nikki Little moderated a virtual “fireside chat” presented by Chicago Women in IP (“ChiWIP”). During this program, attorney and DE&I strategist Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz of BMO Harris Bank discussed her commitment to diversity, the common errors companies and law firms often make when trying to address DE&I issues, and tips that can be implemented by all to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
This program is the second installment in a series of fireside chats hosted by ChiWIP. Recordings of these fireside chats can be accessed at no charge on the ChiWIP website here.
Nikki is a cofounder of ChiWIP and currently serves as chair of its Board of Directors, as well as co-chair of its Special Events Committees. ChiWIP is a vibrant networking and mentoring organization committed to the connection, promotion, and success of Chicagoland-area women working in the field of intellectual property law.
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