We have a strong commitment to supporting diverse businesses as we understand that fostering a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, but it is also good for business. We extend this knowledge and expertise to our clients as we are passionate about encouraging a range of experience and thought in the wider business communities.
Our team also contributes considerable time and energy to an array of non-profit and civic endeavors around diversity and inclusion, including holding leadership roles in organizations locally and nationally such as The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Ellevate Network, Women Owned Law (WOL), The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), among others.
Members of our team have experience assisting diverse businesses who are considering applying for certification as a woman, LGBT, minority or veteran-owned business. Our firsthand experience with this rigorous process allows us to provide detailed and hands-on assistance during the entire application process. For clients who are considered a small business, we also assist with applying for small diverse business status with various state and federal agencies.
We regularly provide training and advice to businesses of all sizes on a range of topics related to diversity & inclusion including hiring and firing, maternity leave, race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, LGBTQ rights, accommodations for disabled veterans, and handling potential employees with criminal records.
We work with clients to strengthen the way they handle these sensitive matters in order to be fair to all parties. Through our interactive and thorough training program we prepare organizations to comply with legal and business obligations, address the tough questions, and help them make informed decisions to manage risk.