What is the Challenge ?
GLH weekend coincides with International Women’s Day (March 8). In honor of this confluence of events and in recognition of the importance of increasing involvement and leadership of women and diverse individuals in the world’s legal industry, the Global Legal Hackathon has partnered with RSG Consulting, She Breaks the Law, and BCLP to launch a new challenge and award for GLH 2020.
“Participants and teams around the world, in every Global Legal Hackathon city, are challenged to invent new ways to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in the legal industry.”
Each participating city in the Global Legal Hackathon will select a winner from among teams that wish to be considered for the challenge. Teams can be considered for the GLH Inclusivity Challenge in addition to be considered for the other GLH Awards, such as the GLH Private Benefit Award and GLH Public Benefit Award.
Every local winner will progress to a virtual, global judging round (the semi-finals). A panel of distinguished judges will select the finalists, who will be invited to the Global Legal Hackathon Finals & Gala, which will take place in London in early May.
The global winner of the GLH Inclusivity Challenge will be announced at the Global Legal Hackathon Finals & Gala. The global winner, as well as the global finalists, will be invited to a diversity and inclusion “summit” that BCLP is planning to host in September.