Law firms have dedicated a great deal of focus to increasing diversity, but many are falling short on enacting meaningful changes to improve equity and inclusion. That undermines retention efforts, and causes law firms to continue falling short of moving the needle.

Additionally, some in the industry have noted, it creates a dynamic of tokenism which can alienate people from underrepresented groups. As Michael Coston, CEO of Coston Consulting, put it, “diversity without inclusion is tokenism.”