July 14, 2022

Special report spotlights trailblazing lawyers who are advancing diversity and inclusion in the law across the Americas.

Willkie is pleased to share Women in Law: Latin America, a 2022 special report in partnership with GC Magazine. The report provides an in-depth look at diversity in the legal industry in Latin America and profiles trailblazing attorneys who are excelling in their careers, mentoring the next generation of diverse leaders and advancing equity and inclusion in the profession.

Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza, Chair of Willkie’s Latin America Practice Group, co-authored the foreword and is profiled in the publication. She discussed her approach to leadership, the importance of championing up-and-coming talent and the ways Willkie’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping to drive its success.

“I understand some of the unique challenges that face a diverse group of individuals, and aim to build an environment where we are all open about these hurdles and work together to help one another,” Maria-Leticia said. “I believe that the culture we have created is great for our team to thrive and helps us to provide clients with the best work possible.”

Partners Anna Martini G. Pereira and Isabel Araujo, both members of Willkie’s Latin America Practice Group, are also profiled among the women who are leveraging their success to make the legal profession more diverse and inclusive. They discussed the ways that diversity is a business advantage, strengthening workplace culture and making teams more dynamic and better at solving problems.

The special report also features articles on the implications of technology in the recruitment process, how bias is being challenged in Latin America’s legal and corporate worlds, and the actions companies can take to build a more inclusive workplace. In addition, profiles of leading in-house counsel highlight their efforts to promote gender parity and diversity within their organizations and across the broader business community.

GC Magazine is published by The Legal 500. Read the Women in Law: Latin America 2022 special report here.

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