Diversity Action Matters in the Business Law World

 

A Vietnamese Refugee’s Thanksgiving Hope for Syria

 

Finding the Right Balance for Digital Innovation

 

Why Fit In? Stand Out and WIN in Business

 

A New Era for Asian Americans in Starring Roles

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Jimmy Nguyen is nationally-recognized as an award-winning lawyer, LGBT and diversity advocate, digital media thinker, and speech expert.

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Bullied for Being Biracial – Alexis Rydbom

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Growing up in a small town Pennsylvania, Alexis Rydbom was bullied and faced racial discrimination because she is a biracial. She shares her story with me, and talks about how she overcame her childhood challenges to become a confident young woman.

Hernan Lopez on Career Success as a Racial Minority

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The President & CEO of FOX International Channels speaks with Jimmy about achieving career success as an immigrant and a racial minority.  Hernan shares career advice about challenges and opportunities of being different, and the value he found in taking accent reduction classes to improve his English-speaking skills.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Hawaii & Aloha Spirit

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Jimmy Nguyen interviews Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee (the only Native Hawaiian to win the Miss USA crown) about all things Hawaii! Brook talks about why she loves Hawaii, its tourism, the differences between its islands, and what makes Hawaii unique from other island groups. She also explains the “Aloha…

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee – Straight Ally for LGBT Equality

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Jimmy Nguyen interviews Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee about why she is such a strong straight ally for LGBT rights and equality – including posing for the NOH8 campaign.

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Parent Notes to LGBT Kids Go Viral

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When a kid comes out as LGBT, what is the best response a parent can give? It’s to simply say “You are loved and accepted.” Some parents have delivered this message through handwritten notes – notes so creative and touching that they have gone viral over the Internet. In this…

Diversity & Social Media for Gap’s “Make Love” Ad Campaign

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In fall 2013, Gap Inc.’s “Make Love” ad campaign garnered kudos for the diversity of its models but also sparked hate speech vandalism of its street posters – due to the appearance of South Asian actor Waris Ahluwalia (from the Sikh religion) and depiction of a gay male couple. In…

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Diversity Action Matters in the Business Law World

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In the diversity movement for the legal profession, just as in life, actions speak louder than words. So even though diversity and inclusion remains a hot topic in the business world, including for lawyers, it’s continually important to spark more – and more innovative – action. That’s the goal of…

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A Vietnamese Refugee’s Thanksgiving Hope for Syria

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This Thanksgiving, I followed my annual rituals as I visited my family in Cerritos, California. I picked up something for dessert, helped my mom in the kitchen, and listened to my dad’s stories. But this year, I was especially thankful that my family gets to celebrate an American holiday such…

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Risk v. Reward: Finding the Right Balance for Digital Innovation

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As a lawyer in the digital business world, I see every day that technology innovates far faster than the law can keep pace. Companies of all shapes and sizes – from startups to corporate giants, from new disruptors to old guard institutions, from local shops to global conglomerates – want to…

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Why Fit In? Stand Out and WIN in Business

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Twenty years ago, I graduated law school and entered the corporate legal world as an associate at a major law firm. Like many young professionals, I thought that career success required me to fit some mold of what my employer and industry wants. In my young mind, the legal world…