CELEBRATING: Women’s Equality Day

In 1973, Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gives women the right to vote. However, despite women’s success in voting, there are still many hurdles that women must face and overcome to gain full equality. One of the most notable inequalities is present in the American workforce.

In this month’s Affinity newsletter, Abby Unsworth provides a brief history of the 19th Amendment, the challenges women still face, and the many achievements that women can celebrate on Women’s Equality Day.

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MBLB’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder, Associate Tyler Loga and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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