12:00-1:00 p.m. PST
This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of microaggressions and how they affect individuals across different identities. Participants will explore the importance of addressing microaggressions both inside and outside the workplace and identify effective strategies for doing so. We will also discuss tools and strategies to facilitate productive communications around microaggressions so participants can learn how to support a colleague or client who experiences a microaggression.
Speaker: Carolina Bravo-Karimi, Esq., Partner, Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
Carolina Bravo-Karimi received her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Harvard University in 2002, Master of Science degree in Gender Studies with merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2004, and Juris Doctor degree, Order of the Barrister, from USD School of Law in 2008.
Bravo-Karimi is a Partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP. She is a member of the firm’s employment law and class action groups with her practice focused on representing employers in a variety of employment disputes including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour litigation. Bravo-Karimi also conducts workplace investigations, including those requiring Spanish fluency. She also regularly advises employers regarding diversity initiatives and provides implicit bias, microaggressions, equal pay, and anti-harassment training.
Prior to joining Wilson Turner Kosmo, Bravo-Karimi served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Louisa S Porter of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Bravo-Karimi is currently the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for Just the Beginning, a pipeline program for underrepresented high school students. She was President of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in 2018. She served as co-chair for the 2017 San Diego Volunteer Lawyer’s Women and Families Resource Fair, and served as Chair of the Outreach Committee in 2018. In addition, she has served as a Regional Deputy for the Hispanic National Bar Association and was named a “Top Lawyer Under 40” by the HNBA in 2019. She has been named a “Rising Star” by San Diego Super Lawyers from 2015-2020. She also received San Diego Metro’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2018, was named a 2019 Woman of Influence by SD Metro, was a 2019 Finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Award, was named a Woman Worth Watching by the Diversity Journal in 2020, and received the SDCBA 2021 Service to Diversity Award.
Bravo-Karimi is actively involved with USD School of Law as a member of the Law Alumni Board since 2015 and is currently President-Elect and #HireUSDLaw program chair. She is also a former Executive Moot Court Board faculty advisor and former adjunct faculty member. Passionate about promoting student success and diversity in the legal field, she is a proud mentor to more than fifteen current and former law students. To recognize these efforts, she received the 2017 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award.
Bravo-Karimi is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and Farsi and resides in San Diego with her husband Andrea and their two children Ana Sofia and Santiago.
Carolina Bravo-Karimi, Esq., Partner, Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP