Jaya Saxena - DEI Executive and Lawyer

Jaya Saxena - DEI Executive and Lawyer

Jaya Saxena, a University of North Carolina School of Law graduate, explains why you should always be open to conversations and the importance of knowing how you want to be perceived when determining your professional self.

ADVERTISER: This episode is sponsored by the Law Office of Vernon P. Thomas.

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Show notes

Jaya Saxena practiced law for a few years before working in law school administration and back to a law firm, but focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Now, as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Brattle Group, Jaya Saxena creates strategy and acts as an internal consultant to ensure that DEI is represented in all aspects of the company.

Listen to learn:

  • How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a cross-functioning role, regardless of where the program is housed in a company. DEI is not strictly an HR function.
  • The importance of focusing on what you can control to eliminate stress
  • Why pre-law programs benefit law students 

We also discuss:

  • How most careers are non-linear yet meaningful and beneficial
  • Cultural pressures that motivate people to seek advanced degrees or attend law school
  • Five-year undergraduate and Master’s degree programs at Carnegie Mellon University

Jaya Saxena is licensed to practice law in Maryland. Learn more about Jaya Saxena:  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thezenlegalmama

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayasaxena2010/


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