NEW HAVEN, CT—Wiggin and Dana is proud to announce the launch of IDE DRIVE, a strategic action plan that will advance the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) efforts of the firm. DRIVE, which stands for Diversity through investing in Representation, Infrastructure, Career Visioning and Education takes a holistic approach to increasing diversity by embedding IDE principles into all functions of the firm, including talent management, recruitment, policies, communications, and training.
IDE DRIVE details initiatives and strategies within each of the four areas, with the end goal of Wiggin and Dana being in the top 33 percent in its law firm peer group for diversity in five years. In 10 years, the firm plans to move from the top 33 percent to the top 25 percent.
Over the next five years, Wiggin and Dana will focus on the recruitment of diverse talent, the addition of structure to its talent management system, and the examination of firm processes to ensure equal access to success and leadership. The firm also will initiate a multi-pronged educational strategy to drive inclusive behaviors and leadership and build IDE infrastructure to incentivize and hold everyone accountable for engaging in IDE efforts.