As Perkins Coie’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Genhi Givings Bailey is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategy to attract, recruit, retain and promote diverse talent and to foster a firmwide culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging. Genhi works with other firm leaders and members of firm management to advance Perkins Coie’s long-held commitment to diversity and to embed inclusive practices into all the ways in which the firm runs its business. Genhi believes that creating and fostering more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities is everyone’s responsibility, and she consistently works to encourage people to learn more and to do more to advance the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Previously, Genhi led the strategic diversity and inclusion efforts at DLA Piper for over 10 years, during which time the firm received numerous diversity awards and recognitions for its progress. She is also a former music lawyer and holds a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline College of Law (formerly William Mitchell College of Law).
When not working, you can find Genhi enjoying all things related to food including shopping for it, cooking it, and eating it! She also loves most genres of music and serves on the board of the Chicago Sinfonietta, the country’s most diverse symphony orchestra. Genhi resides in the Printers Row community of Chicago and volunteers with numerous organizations in the Chicago area.