Anjali Bindra Patel
Diversity and Inclusion strategist, change agent, improving the landscape for women leaders through authentic conversations
Anjali has been a practicing attorney championing equality for over two decades and is Editor at Large for Arianna Huffington/Thrive Global's Overcoming Lawyer Burnout.
Anjali is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Sweatours a legal wellbeing platform for law students and lawyers.
Anjali's specific focus is improving wellbeing and inclusion of diverse and female lawyers by strengthening and growing their relationships and leadership opportunities.
Anjali works with various organizations to expand their efforts in the recruitment, development, promotion and retention of diverse groups of attorneys. She also plays a key role for many client's development diversity efforts.
Anjali works with clients who share a strong commitment to inclusion. She oversees and leads high impact programs focusing on disrupting bias to improve recruitment, retention and work/life integration of diverse lawyers and staff.
Anjali is the chair and keynote speaker of the 2020 Employee Wellness Summit for Legal Professionals, where her keynote will question the difference between diversity pledges and cultural truths.
She is also speaking at the D.C. Bar Association's 2020 Conference featuring Former Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., where she will speak to an audience of over 1100 legal professionals about the intersections between diversity, inclusion, belonging, and wellbeing.
Anjali is writing a book about diversity, inclusion, vulnerability and appreciation as a way to improve workplace culture and wellbeing, which will be published at the end of 2020.
Anjali is also a TEDx and Google Start Up Speaker, a certified wellness coach with certifications in Time Management and Productivity, and a member of the following organizations: the D.C. Bar's Lawyer Assistance Committee, South Asian Bar Association, a Faculty Member at WELCOA Wellness Council of America, AALS Balance in Legal Education, a NALSAP (National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals), and Mindfulness in Law Society.
Nationally, Anjali has been featured by Rebecca Jarvis of ABC News for her innovative efforts to help underrepresented groups and has appeared on a number of local television and media outlets.
Anjali is a thought leader in the movement to advance and improve diversity and inclusion. She speaks at conferences and seminars across the country, volunteers in the community and supports several philanthropic organizations.