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Author: Michelle Silverthorn

Michelle Silverthorn Michelle Silverthorn is the Founder and CEO of Inclusion Nation, a diversity consulting firm based in Chicago. Michelle founded Inclusion Nation on the belief that diversity and inclusion needs a new voice for a new generation. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School, Michelle spent four years practicing for two large law firms in New York and Chicago. She then transitioned into the legal education field where she spent six years training thousands of attorneys – in-person and online – about unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion, and millennials in the workplace.

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Make diversity part of your bar group's future plans—it's essential!

March 19, 2019

As bar leaders, lawyers can successfully integrate diversity into your bar, into your leadership, and into your future plans for your organization. Today, I’m happy to talk about how you as bar leaders can successfully integrate diversity into your bar, into your leadership, and into


5 ways law students can interrupt implicit bias

May 29, 2018

Let me tell you a story about implicit bias. In 2009, I married a man I met the first day of law school. He is white. I am black. In 2010, we moved to Chicago. By various measures, Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States.


Dear law student: The future of law is now

June 07, 2017

The Future Is Now. Not only is that title prophetic, it was also the name of a conference hosted by my organization, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, last month. Held in the Art Institute of Chicago, we welcomed almost 400 attorneys to a series of TED talks