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Vidisha Joshi

Vidisha was recently involved with the review of her firm’s equality, diversity and inclusion training, in which she identified a need to include social mobility, hidden disabilities and unconscious bias. In her experience, awareness and education are the only ways to bring about positive change. As well as this the firm have launched their LGBTQ employee network this year to not only support their own employees, but also those outside the organisation. Having noticed a need to overhaul trainee recruitment for the purposes of diversity, Vidisha introduced a totally blind recruitment process, removing name, education and background, and leading to a wider range of candidates being judged on the criteria that matter. Vidisha regularly speaks at large external events on the topic of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly the legal industry, including the Legal Futures 2018 Conference, the Women in Law committee, the Legal Practice Management Association and the Society of Asian Lawyers’ International Women’s Day panel. She has judged on legal awards panels in a bid to champion women and people of colour and is an active member of networks such as Asian Women of Achievement. Vidisha is a Women of the Future ambassador and mentors young women.