“When You Learn, Teach. When You Get, Give.”
— Maya Angelou
DIVERSITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION
The legal profession remains less diverse than the U.S. population and even other professions. (For more about the diversity challenge, please visit the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity website and click on Resources.)
As in-house attorneys, we saw how some corporations are committed to diversity in their suppliers and vendors. These Fortune 100 companies want to work with law firms that emphasize diversity and have a significant number of women and diverse attorneys in prominent roles. However, in many cases and for many reasons, few law firms could meet that demand.
As women and attorneys of color, we are passionate about changing those statistics, building a more inclusive law firm environment with expert diverse attorneys—all while becoming trusted advisors to our clients.
We apply what we learned about advancing diversity while at Fortune 100 companies by selecting women owned businesses as vendors.
We identify promising diverse individuals to mentor – both law students and early career attorneys.
We seek to partner and create a network with other women and diverse practitioners to share learnings and best practices.
Our firm is certified by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women Owned Enterprise.
We support and are involved with several legal diversity organizations and are always looking for other organizations with which to become involved:
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) (Zohra is a Board Member)