Soma Talentos

Soma Talentos

We have pioneered the creation and promotion of an affirmative policy for hiring self-declared black people in Brazil’s legal sector. Created in 2019, the Soma Talentos (Soma Talents) program aims to promote racial and ethnic diversity and support black trainees and lawyers to take charge of their careers.

As well as gaining firsthand experience in the day-to-day operations of one of Latin America’s most respected law firms, program participants have access to classes and training in English, effective communication and professional etiquette, along with mentoring and meetings on a range of specific themes.

We seek to offer an inclusive work experience and help these professionals maximize their potential in different areas of law, as we believe that providing these opportunities will be beneficial both to society and to our business in the long term.

mulheres negras profissionais do Mattos Filho conversam em uma sala

Soma

The idea behind Soma Talentos (Soma Talents) was born out of discussions within Soma, Mattos Filho’s affinity group for promoting racial equity and combating structural racism in society. Soma develops strategies and initiatives to reduce racial inequality in the legal environment, promoting more inclusive work environments for black professionals, and discussing these issues with the labor market and society. As such, it also produces free legal material content on race-related issues and causes, participates in external forums, and promotes events and debates to raise awareness. Learn more about our other affinity groups.

Our essence

As one of the most respected law full-service firms in Latin America, we practice across more than 40 areas of law, making us the ideal strategic partner for Brazilian and foreign clients. We support social action, promote diversity and inclusion, and conduct initiatives in defense of human rights and access to justice.

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With a humanized approach to people management that cares for our people, we recently launched the firm’s new hybrid work model, providing more balance in our professionals’ day-to-day lives. We have also put many initiatives in place to benefit our professionals, including policies for taking days off, shorter work hours during certain periods of the year, as well as parental and religious freedom policies, among others.

We want to play an active role in driving change, in favor of a more just and egalitarian society.

Renata Maiorino, director of Human Development

Soma Talentos gave me the chance to grow and develop both professionally and personally in one of the largest law firms in Brazil. The social inclusion that the program achieves for young black people is fundamental for progressing toward equality in society.

Gustavo Henrique da Silva, participant – Soma Talentos 2021

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