Bendita Cynthia Malakia appointed to Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Advisory Board

Washington, D.C., 31 August 2021 – Hogan Lovells’ Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bendita Cynthia Malakia, has been appointed as an Advisory Board member of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP).

Bendita’s responsibilities as an IILP Advisory Board member, which comprises representatives across the legal profession, will involve providing insight and innovative ideas and insights that help eliminate bias and identify obstacles to inclusion.

Bendita currently leads Hogan Lovells' global diversity, equity and inclusion  strategy with the aim of ensuring that historically underrepresented professionals can thrive. Bendita's thought leadership and advocacy extend to being a prolific writer and speaker on DEI in the workplace.

Commenting on her appointment, Bendita said: “IILP is a cornerstone of the legal diversity industry providing research, accountability, thought leadership and innovative programming that leads to meaningful change. I am delighted to help IILP continue its transformational legacy.”

Bendita has been appointed alongside other influential figureheads inspiring change and progress in the legal profession, including:

Tom Chen, Partner and Co-Chair, Attorney Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Haynes and Boone LLP

•               Taj J. Clayton, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
•               Dee McClendon, Director, Global Corporate and Legal Affairs Operations, Mondelēz International
•               Sarretta McDonough, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust and Litigation, Intel Corporation
•               Yasmean Tamoor, New York City Law Department and HNBA Deputy Regional President – Region II
•               Melanie Younger, Senior Counsel, TransUnion LLC

Further information on the IILP’s work can be found here.


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