Learning is a lifelong process, but for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s program manager, Lori Lorenzo, that notion is also part of her job.
Lorenzo, 36, provides development opportunities for lawyers in all stages of their careers as a way of promoting inclusion in the legal sector. She spearheaded the Pipeline Partnership Program with college advisers to address barriers that minorities face when applying to law school. Another initiative she started, the Pathfinder Program, helps law students develop professional networks and foundational leadership skills. Lorenzo also helps experienced lawyers transition into executive leadership positions.
“Lori understands that an inclusive legal profession is a critical business and social imperative,” wrote Bruce Strothers, managing council at Coca-Cola Co., where Lorenzo has conducted Leadership Council on Legal Diversity sessions. “She is self-aware and empathetic, yet shrewd in managing the business of building innovative talent development models.”