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Linklaters

Culture and leadership

Linklaters was aware of the potential for employees from lower socio-economic backgrounds to feel like they weren’t truly fitting in at work and might not be able to identify with anyone else from a similar background because of assimilation.

As a result, the firm launched storytelling campaigns to raise awareness of the number of its people from disadvantaged backgrounds succeeding in the firm. ‘Know my Name, Know my Story’ is one of several campaigns featuring employees from all levels and across both the law and business functions of the firm. The campaign highlighted people’s social mobility journey – the type of school they came from, what they felt coming into the profession and what their career journey has been. Senior partners and lawyers from disadvantaged backgrounds were also presented as role models.

The campaign has helped shed light on their diversity and inspire others to progress via role modelling.

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21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper:

13/04/2021

Join us on 21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper: ‘Navigating the labyrinth’ – a comprehensive study on how socio-economic background shapes career #progression within the Civil Service, with key learnings for employers. Sign up to attend here ➡ https://lnkd.in/dUJ46Yr

Led by our Commissioner, Sam Freidman, the report sparks discussion about the unwritten rules to progression. It’s an example of the UK Civil Service taking the lead on #SocialMobility; acknowledging what more needs to be done and showing others how they can follow suit.

At the #LaunchEvent we’ll discuss the findings of the report and what it means for social mobility.

The event will be chaired by Sandra M Wallace, interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission. Joining her on the #panel is:

• Professor Sam Freidman, Social Mobility Commission
• Nik Miller, Bridge Group
• Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway, University of London
• Dr Dave O’Brien, The University of Edinburgh
• Bernadette Kelly, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom and Social Mobility Champion in the Civil Service
• Alex Thomas, Institute for Government

See you there!

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