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Sep 20, 2021

Anna-Lesa Calvert ( is the Manager of Professional Development and Diversity at Hodgson Russ LLP. At Hodgson Russ she develops training, organizational effectiveness programs, while creating programs and processes that support a diverse and inclusive work place. Prior to her work at Hodgson Russ, she ran a non-profit focus on ensuring that underserved youth in her community had access to sport and its benefits.

By listening to this conversation with Anna-Lesa, you’ll learn about:  

- Being a diversity officer at a law firm
- Increasing diversity in law firms through pipeline, community, and internal education
- Making correct name pronunciation less awkward
- Cultural humility versus competence
- Diversifying the beautiful game

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