TYSONS, VA.—Both research and real-world examples from the tech industry show that diverse organizations outperform non-diverse ones. From talent attraction and retention to product development and customer satisfaction, diverse perspectives lead to better organizational decisions.

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Northern Virginia office recently hosted a panel discussion on how a diverse culture can benefit a company’s bottom line. The Association of Corporate Counsel’s National Capital Region Chapter co-presented the Nov. 19 event.

The panel of speakers at the “What the Tech Industry Can Teach Lawyers about the Value of Diversity” event included:

  • Nanette DeRenzi, Chief Operating Officer at Jefferson Consulting Group and former Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy;
  • Jennifer DeTrani, General Counsel and Executive Vice President at Nisos Inc and former Co-Founder of tech startup Wickr; and
  • Zohra Tejani, Co-Founder/Member of Tong Tejani PLLC and former senior in-house counsel for VMWare and Microsoft.

Womble Bond Dickinson attendees included Northern Virginia Office Managing Partner Gary Nunes, and Partners Keith Mendelson and Dean Rutley.