At Stinson Leonard Street, we believe that providing a diverse and welcoming workplace is the best path to serving the needs of our clients. We are committed to equal opportunity, non-harassment, diversity and inclusion without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status, gender identity and gender expression. The firm strives to be a leader in this area, and participates in a broad range of efforts designed to attract, retain and promote talented individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds.
Each of the firm's offices participates in Diversity Initiatives.
To guide our strategic diversity and inclusion efforts, Stinson Leonard Street has adopted a diversity and inclusion strategic action plan. The firm’s Diversity Committee is charged with leading these diversity and inclusion initiatives and implementing the strategic action plan.
Ann Jenrette-Thomas is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Stinson Leonard Street. She guides the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives and institutes best practices and training for attorneys and staff throughout the firm's 13 U.S. offices. Ann works with firm leadership, the board of directors and the diversity committee to grow a culture that values all backgrounds and perspectives and to incorporate successful diversity strategies in the firm's strategic planning. She is committed to organizational and individual excellence.
Before joining the firm, Ann was an attorney, coach, consultant and facilitator. She has consulted with leaders in many industries to develop and administer diversity and inclusion programs that enhanced recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse candidates. She also coached and trained employees on diversity issues in the workplace.