In a candid and enlightening discussion, Elvin Hassan, our editor, sat down with Laura Collada, the Managing Partner at Dumont Law firm in Mexico, to delve into the evolving landscape of inclusion and diversity within the legal profession, particularly in the realm of intellectual property (IP). Here are some highlights from their conversation:
A Journey of Passion and Dedication Laura shared her remarkable journey into the world of IP, from her humble beginnings as an intern to her current role as the Managing Partner at Dumont. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Laura's passion for IP law shines through as she reflects on the milestones that have shaped her career. Breaking Down Barriers: The Changing Face of Latin America Drawing from her wealth of experience, Laura discussed the shifting dynamics of gender equality within the Latin American legal landscape. While acknowledging the progress made, she emphasized the need for continued efforts to promote diversity and inclusion across all levels of the profession. Championing Diversity at Dumont At Dumont, Laura has been at the forefront of promoting inclusion and diversity within the workplace. Through initiatives such as workshops, training sessions, and strong equal opportunity policies, Dumont strives to create a culture of respect and empowerment for all employees. A Beacon of Leadership in IP Laura's leadership extends beyond the walls of Dumont, as she actively participates in various industry associations and initiatives aimed at advancing women in IP. Her commitment to empowering female practitioners has earned her recognition as an influential figure in the field.
Laura Collada: Leading by Example As Managing Partner of Dumont, Laura Collada exemplifies the values of integrity, dedication, and inclusivity. Her tireless efforts to champion diversity and empower women serve as an inspiration to aspiring professionals in the IP industry. Elvin Hassan Dumont: A Firm Where Women Thrive Under Laura's leadership, Dumont has earned a reputation as a firm where women are not only welcomed but celebrated. Through mentorship, advocacy, and a commitment to equal opportunities, Dumont continues to pave the way for female practitioners to excel in the field of IP.
As we reflect on Laura Collad, journey a nd the strides made towards gender equality in IP, it is clear that there is still much work to be done. By championing diversity, fostering inclusivity, and empowering women, we can create a more equitable and prosperous future for all.
For a deeper dive into Laura Collada insights and experiences in the world of IP with Elvin Hassan, we invite you to read the full interview in the latest issue of Women's IP Annual 2023.
Discover how Laura's leadership is shaping the future of the legal profession and paving the way for a more inclusive and diverse industry.
Thank you Laura Collada & Elvin Hassan