Denver Diversity and Inclusion Event Featured in Law Week Colorado
Stinson's recent event in partnership with the Colorado chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel was recently recapped in Law Week Colorado. The discussion centered around D&I policies and trainings, and successes and challenges with implementation.
Ann Jenrette-Thomas, Stinson's chief diversity and inclusion officer, highlighted the firm's pilot program for junior partners, which pairs them with senior partners to allow for greater opportunities on critical matters.
"If certain groups have access to leadership development opportunities—to the types of opportunities that will allow them to advance within the organization—and other groups of people are not able to or don't have quite the same access, then it's important to disrupt this system," Ann said. "The vision of this should be to mitigate the effects of any potential bias that is built into the system."
The virtual panel, moderated by Denver Managing Partner Deb Bayles, included Ann Jenrette-Thomas, Summit Materials Executive Vice President Anne Lee Benedict, National Bank Holdings Corporation general counsel Angela Petrucci, and Center for Legal Inclusiveness CEO Sara Scott.