Gender Equality in the COVID-Impacted Workplace: A Global View, Bird & Bird & Sheppard Mullin Women in Healthcare Leadership Collaborative

Bird & Bird hosted a virtual event to discuss gender equality in the Covid-impacted workplace with US law firm Sheppard Mullin as part of their Women in Healthcare Leadership Collaborative.

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated shift to working from home on a remote or hybrid basis, has presented a setback for gender equality in the workplace across the globe. In many ways, the pandemic has reversed progress and has exposed the reality of pre-existing workplace disparities. We were delighted to host this conversation to discuss these important issues.

Topics included:

• Gender equity issues in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific;
• Challenges around collecting and using diversity data;
• The impact of the pandemic on gender equity; and
• Practical tips for leaders to promote gender equity in hybrid/remote teams.

Speakers from Bird & Bird’s International HR Services team included Partner Pattie Walsh, and Senior Associates Rob Briggs, and Emily Clark.

*Watch the recording of the event and the post event notes here

Written by
Pattie Walsh
Pattie Walsh
Here at Bird & Bird, I am a partner in our international Employment group and head of our AsiaPac employment team. I am also a member of our Board. I am currently qualified to practise in Hong Kong, Australia and England. This reflects my recent history where I have been lucky enough to be based in London, Sydney and Hong Kong. At the moment my base is Hong Kong but I regularly meet and work with clients across AsiaPac, in the UK and the US.
Rob Briggs
Rob Briggs
I am an employment law and employee relations specialist. My clients operate across a range of industries, from global corporations to small and medium size enterprises. My advice includes day-to-day employment and HR matters (such as long-term performance/sickness issues), large scale redundancy/re-organisation programmes, the application of TUPE/ARD, and Employment Tribunal litigation. My extensive experience includes several secondments to an international technology company.
Emily Clark
Emily Clark
I am a senior lawyer in our International HR Services group, based in London. I advise on all aspects of UK employment law with particular experience in supporting multi-national companies with cross-border projects. I advise clients on the full range of employment law matters, from day-to-day support on personnel queries to litigation in the Employment Tribunal and High Court and coordinating global employment projects.

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