Sarah Oquist speaks at a seminar, “Lawyers Tackle Books about Bias and Diversity”, specifically discussing racial discrimination in the legal profession and specific ways to address it.
In the elimination of bias seminar, “Lawyers Tackle Books about Bias and Diversity”, Sarah Oquist was invited to discuss how the issues raised in Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming”, relate to bias and diversity in the legal profession. In similar fashion to the book, Sarah used storytelling to share how important it is to share our differences, to be mindful of our biases, and to strive to address discrimination by being a mentor, by being yourself, and by being a “real-time” ally.
Sarah Oquist is a business advisor, executive coach & corporate attorney. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Sapientia Law Group. Sarah is also Board Chair for Woodlands National Bank and sits on the board of directors for several other companies. Prior to Sapientia, Sarah served as CEO/Board Chair for a quarter-billion dollar conglomerate. Sarah is passionate about and speaks on various topics including the importance of diversity & inclusion, vulnerable leadership, emotional empowerment, and values-based decision-making.