Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Stinson as an LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion Leader
Stinson LLP received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the sixth year in a row and the designation of being a 2023 Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion recipient. Stinson is one of 545 major U.S. businesses to receive a score of 100 and earn the Equality 100 designation.
The CEI is a national benchmarking tool for corporate policies, practices and benefits applicable to LGBTQ+ employees. The CEI rates companies on non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ employees and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility.
"A CEI score of 100 is vital to our strategic initiatives and firm goals," Stinson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ann Thomas said. "We're dedicated to diversity and inclusion and to ensuring a sense of belonging for all employees. We commend the Human Rights Campaign for developing an effective tool that assists in promoting greater equality for the LGBTQ+ community."
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ people. It seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public's understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice.
Stinson has a long legacy of upholding tenets of diversity, equity and inclusion, and fostering a culture that values all backgrounds and perspectives. With the support of firm leadership and the board of directors, Thomas leads the initiatives and implementation of best practices and trainings for attorneys and staff, and incorporates successful diversity strategies into the firm's strategic planning.
View the full CEI report.