What is Bollo?
The word Bollo comes from the Wolof tribe of Senegal, Africa, and means “to be together.” At Littler, Bollo members work together to create strategies for succeeding at the firm, including skill enhancement, business development, and mentoring opportunities. Their initiatives encompass supporting associate talent development, increasing diversity recruiting efforts and developing career advancement strategies.
One of Bollo’s greatest strengths is its members’ involvement in local and national professional organizations. The experiences garnered are beneficial to the individual and firm, as members build new relationships and further develop their skill sets.
Jaffe Dickerson, shareholder in Littler’s Los Angeles office, received the Compton Unified School District Education Foundation’s 2010 “Public Service Award.” The Compton Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in 2003 to raise funds for all 39 Compton public schools, which serve approximately 28,000 students. The foundation supports learning opportunities through educational enhancements that strengthen local creativity, wellness, and academic excellence. These efforts help achieve a broader mandate for educational access, equity and excellence.
Littler lawyers are involved with many legal and professional organizations across the country. A sampling of our past and present leadership roles includes:
- Black Women Lawyers Associations: Georgia, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Northern California
- Associations honoring Charles Houston, George W. Crawford, J.L. Turner, John M. Langston and Norman Minor
- Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium
- California Association of Black Lawyers
- California Minority Counsel Program
- Corporate Counsel Women of Color
- Dallas Diversity Task Force
- Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
- Haitian Lawyers Association
- Minority Corporate Counsel Association
- National Association of African Americans in Human Resources
- National Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Minority Council Program and
- African-American Lawyers Section
A Conversation on Black Health and Wellness with Dr. Adia Gooden
In a two-part podcast celebrating Black History Month, Littler associates Jason Byrd (New York) and Jo Gbujama (San Francisco) talk with licensed clinical psychologist and author, Dr. Adia Gooden, about the impact of systemic health inequity on Black Americans, and the importance of self-advocacy and being heard when it comes to resolving health issues, as well as the interpersonal journey of Black health and wellness, and techniques for navigating everyday issues.