PLDIC CLE – Deep Retention: Inclusion vs. Tokenism

May 11, 2022

12-1:30 p.m.

Babst Calland, Two Gateway Center 603 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

On May 11 from 12-1:30 p.m., the PLDIC will offer a CLE opportunity, “Deep Retention: Inclusion vs. Tokenism,” presented by Asta Kill (she/hers) of the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation and hosted by member firm Babst Calland. Qualifies for 1 hour of substantive PA, WV or OH CLE credit (pending); lunch will be provided. Please register below by Wednesday, May 4.

Course Summary:
This course will explore and suggest how to go beyond mere number reporting in your organization or firm’s diversity efforts to foster LGBTQ+ inclusion. Traditionally employers are not required to collect statistics on the number of LGBTQ+ people. The required data collection focuses primarily on race and traditional definitions of gender. Most diversity certifications only address LGBTQ+ people in an aggregated data set with little insight as to the actual representation. This combined with only about half of LGBTQ+ people out at work shows that something is missing in attracting and retaining LBGTQ+ diverse talent.


About the presenter
Asta Kill (she/hers), Esq., is a corporate trainer with the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation. She provides training and consultations to foster equity of gender and sexual orientation in the corporate space.

She is a former attorney and transgender woman who transitioned later in life. She experienced many challenges at work because of her being her authentic self. She uses her legal background, informed and inspired by this personal journey to bring understanding and inclusion for her fellow LGBTQ+ community to the corporate world. She loves a good cup of coffee from many of the local Pittsburgh coffee shops.