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A Diverse Workplace with Raphael Mokades and Graham White from Rare

A Diverse Workplace with Raphael Mokades and Graham White from Rare

We will be joined for this session by Raphael Mokades and Graham White from Rare, the multi award-winning leaders in diversity graduate recruitment.  The session will explore the changing face of the legal profession, and whether firms and corporates are succeeding in their aims to make the profession accessible for all.  It will be easy for members to take some of this thinking back to their firms,  but also apply it in other non-legal contexts for their NED and trustee roles.

Raphael founded Rare in 2005 and remains its managing director. Today, Rare works with 150+ elite employers including all five Magic Circle law firms, the top three global strategy consulting firms, two of the world’s top three investment banks, and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Rare’s contextual recruitment software has processed over 1.5 million graduate job applications.

Raphael has written for the Guardian, Times and Financial Times. He has been named in the Economist’s Top 50 Global Diversity List, the FT’s Empower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives list, and as Legal Week’s Outstanding Innovator.

Graham has been a NED at Rare since 2013 (having worked with the firm since its earliest years). Before that, Graham was a real estate partner at Slaughter and May, where he was also Graduate Recruitment Partner and then Executive Partner.  After retiring from law in 2013, Graham was Chair of Cricket Without Boundaries and a member of the board of High Tide, a theatre company which focuses on the development of new writers. He is currently a director of the Royal Automobile Club and a Governor of Tonbridge School.