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Why Diversity and Inclusion Programs Fail

Saturday, September 19, 2020 @10am

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Our Guest:

Asker Saeed,
Principal
Saeed Consulting LLC

Why Diversity and Inclusion Programs Fail –

Asker A. Saeed is Principal of Saeed Consulting LLC, a full-service consulting firm for law firms, legal departments, and other organizations with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion process improvement, strategic plan development, assessments, and awareness training. Asker also serves as the Executive Director of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of North America. With over 8000 members and 29 chapters across the United States and Canada, SABA North America provides the South Asian legal community with a trusted forum for professional growth and development while at the same time promoting civil rights and access to justice for the South Asian community.

Previously, Asker headed up the diversity and inclusion initiative at international law firm Fried Frank and prior to that at northeast regional law firm Day Pitney. Prior to becoming a diversity and inclusion professional Asker held various roles at United Technologies Corporation (now known as Raytheon Technologies), including as Vice President, Customer Business, Commercial at International Aero Engines AG and Assistant Counsel at Pratt & Whitney. Asker started his legal career as an associate at Connecticut based law firms Murtha Cullina and Robinson & Cole. He has also held management level roles at Robert Half Legal Consulting Solutions and FutureShop.

Mr. Saeed is a long time speaker on diversity and inclusion and career development and has received numerous awards for his efforts, including the 2015 Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award from the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. Originally from Canada, Asker is a founding member of the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut.