Bass Foundation

The Bass Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion. 

Through contributions from committed donors, we aim to provide all employers with access to the best and most effective recommendations for establishing an inclusive workplace – specifically focused on retaining women and growing the number of women in senior management.

The Bass Foundation will freely disseminate solutions, best practices and real-life examples it identifies. 

The Bass Foundation’s work includes:

  • Curating the most current studies that identify and confirm the effectiveness of the numerous approaches and strategies that lead to diverse and inclusive workplaces.

  • Gathering together best practices and real-life examples for creating inclusive workplaces and retaining diverse talent.

  • Developing freely available materials that will help both senior management and human resources professionals address leadership-level diversity and inclusion challenges.

  • Disseminating best practices through conferences.


The Bass Foundation AmLaw 100 Managing Partners Conference

“Why Women Leave, and How to Keep Them”

 May 2019 at Georgetown Law School

Open only to AmLaw 100 managing partners. 

The Bass Institute for Diversity & Inclusion and the Bass Foundation will host AmLaw 100 managing partners at this conference that will show how to retain women lawyers and move the needle on increasing the number of women in senior management positions. 

 Experts and law firm leaders will discuss:

  • Very specific, research-backed solutions to move the needle on retaining women lawyers and helping make them successful as future law firm leaders.

  • Examples of what has worked in the corporate sector to achieve goals around gender parity and women in leadership. 

  • Why law firms’ efforts to expand the number of women in their highest ranks during the last 20 years have proven to be unsuccessful. 

  • Conclusions of the cutting edge-research work done last year by the American Bar Association that shows why women continue to leave the profession in such high numbers. 

(Chatham House rules will apply.)


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