Suzan Kedron and Chad Cole to Discuss the Future of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace at FutureCast 2023 Conference

October 16, 2023 | Speaking Engagements

Jackson Walker partner L. Suzan Kedron and Social Impact & Sustainability Manager Chad Cole are scheduled to present at the award-winning diversity & inclusion event, FutureCast 2023, on Friday, October 20, 2023. Additionally, Suzan will be honored with The Champion Award as an Inaugural Honoree.

Entitled “Evolution of D&I: Creation, Inclusivity, Belonging,” this panel discussion will cover the evolution of diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, tracing their journey from inception to the development of more inclusive and belonging-centered approaches. Featuring legal industry leaders who have been instrumental in shaping D&I efforts, the discussion will revolve around their first-hand experiences and insight on the shift from a narrow focus on diversity and representation to fostering an atmosphere of inclusivity and belonging. They will explore the challenges and successes encountered while implementing D&I programs and emphasize the pivotal role of leadership and organizational culture in nurturing a strong sense of belonging.

Hosted by The FutureCast Foundation, FutureCast brings together diverse thought leaders from around the world to strategize solutions related to diversity, equality, inclusion, and belonging in all industries and daily life.

Suzan Kedron is the Chair of Jackson Walker’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Chair of the firm’s Land Use practice group. Leading the firm’s diversity and inclusion work is one way that she contributes to Jackson Walker and the world as a whole to promote change. Suzan focuses her D&I efforts on the Committee’s Pillars of Success, which are four key areas that relate to Jackson Walker’s focus on creating a culture of inclusion, on seeking future partners who reflect the diversity of the firm’s clients and communities, on developing and advancing the next generation of leaders, and on bringing positive change to communities in which we live.

Chad Cole, Social Impact & Sustainability Manager, is an accomplished business development professional with a strong track record in the legal marketing industry. His extensive experience encompasses a wide range of skills, including business development, strategic planning, marketing, budgeting, and event planning at law firms of all sizes. Chad plays a pivotal part in shaping the firm’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainable practices and contributes significantly to fostering an inclusive environment within the firm.

Jackson Walker proudly serves as a sponsor of the Conference. For more information, visit FutureCast 2023. Also, to explore the Firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive environment for all, visit our Diversity & Inclusion page or view our recent Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter.