Stinson Leonard Street Receives "Winds of Change" Award from The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business

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Stinson Leonard Street LLP has been selected to receive the 2014 "Winds of Change-Organization" Award at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion™, presented by the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. The annual award is presented to the organization that shows exemplary effort in addressing workplace diversity issues.

Stinson Leonard Street will be one of three award recipients recognized during a special Forum luncheon scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. General Mills Chief Diversity Officer Ken Charles will be recognized as the "Winds of Change-Individual" Award recipient. The awards are part of the 26th annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion, which is scheduled to be held March 18 – 20 at the Convention Center.

"We are very pleased to learn that Stinson Leonard Street is the 2014 Winds of Change-Organization Award recipient," said Lowell Stortz, co-managing partner, Stinson Leonard Street. "We commend the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas for its annual effort to recognize organizations like ours that are committed to diversity and inclusion."

The announcement about the award recipients issued by the College of Business notes that Leonard, Street and Deinard (now known as Stinson Leonard Street after combining with Stinson Morrison Hecker on Jan. 1, 2014) was "one of the early Jewish law firms in the Twin Cities" and "the first major law firm in the state to add a woman partner to its ranks." It also mentioned the firm's five-point diversity action plan and that it works "to actively increase employment and partnership opportunities for all underrepresented groups," while making significant contributions to law school diversity scholarships and multiple disadvantaged youth programs.

Registration is still open for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion™, including the diversity awards luncheon. Participants can choose to attend either the full three-day conference or single conference days. For more information about the conference, visit

About The Forum on Workplace Inclusion™

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, formerly known as the Multicultural Forum, has grown into the nation’s leading conference for advancing diversity in the workplace. Presented by the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, The Forum offers active collaboration, thought leadership and valuable tools that meet the challenges of diversity and inclusion.

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