The Lawyer's Edge
The Lawyer's Edge
Jun 29, 2021
Chelsea Bonini | A Corporate Lawyer’s Passionate Advocacy for Disability Inclusion
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Chelsea Bonini is the Chief Legal Officer for the Conscious Inclusion Company, a woman-owned, minority-operated business dedicated to helping organizations do well from a business perspective while encouraging equality in the workplace. Chelsea founded her law firm, Kiski Law, in 2010 and serves as the CEO. She is also the Chief Legal Officer at Freeman Means Business. 

Chelsea was recently elected to the San Mateo County Board of Education in California and serves on the county's Commission on Disabilities. Chelsea Co-founded a nonprofit in 2017 called Not Without Us, which is dedicated to increasing awareness of ableism and to inspiring community action to ensure that all persons with disabilities have equitable and inclusionary opportunities for success in life. 

In this episode…

Diversity, equity, and inclusion should be at the forefront of any workplace’s values. However, many legal practices put DEI at the back of their minds, especially when it comes to upper management. How can law firms increase awareness about DEI and create change for the better? Chelsea Bonini can tell you how.

Chelsea Bonini advocates for education, housing, mental health awareness, disability rights, and inclusive communities. She has spent her vast career working as a Chief Legal Officer and lawyer at companies dedicated to inclusion and giving people with disabilities equal opportunities. She’s here to talk about improving DEI awareness and give you tips on how you can rid your unconscious bias.

In this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge, Elise Holtzman talks with Chief Legal Officer at Conscious Inclusion Company, Chelsea Bonini, all about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. They discuss the importance of understanding DEI and ableism, our collective unconscious bias, how law firms can make a difference, and much more. Stay tuned! 

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