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Indira K. Sharma

Daily Record Staff//May 14, 2021

Indira K. Sharma

By Daily Record Staff

//May 14, 2021

Indira K. Sharmasharma-indira

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

What have you had to change during the past year to make sure you were still “serving” even if the approach had to change?

I have been more flexible and adapted to new causes created by the pandemic. Working remotely with three kids in virtual school during a pandemic that prevents in-person social engagement has made it impossible to go out in the community in traditional ways. Instead, I do a lot of community service right from my computer. For example, I recognized many inequities in access to the vaccine and have spent countless hours since February assisting vulnerable populations in booking hundreds of vaccine appointments. This usually takes place in the late hours of the night but it has been most rewarding!

The past year has not only been challenging with COVID but we have also faced race and discrimination challenges and realities as a state and a country. How do you establish a strategy for diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization and how do you use your influential voice to help others understand the importance?

As Chair of our firms’ DEI Committee, I have the privilege of being the influential voice of driving change in this area which was more important than ever this past year. My strategy has always been to engage everyone and to make each person feel as though DEI should matter to them personally regardless of their race, gender or background. DEI is for everyone. Our diversity programs and townhalls have increased this past year for everyone.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

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