April 26, 2019
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Taylor Porter is a supporting sponsor of the 2019 BRAC's annual Diversity in Business luncheon presented by ExxonMobil, to take place Tuesday, May 7, at the Renaissance Hotel. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. The event, covering "Modeling a Community for Inclusion, will feature keynote speakers Mary Stagman, Senior Inclusion Advisor of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, and Darrin Redus, Vice President of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's Minority Business Accelerator.
The keynote speakers will discuss strategies to implement a regional diversity initiative; diversifying, growing, and retaining the workforce for the future; and impacting job and wealth creation in underserved communities. BRAC will bestow a Diversity Star Award to a regional business that has championed diversity and inclusion at their business or in the community.
Taylor Porter’s 107-year tradition of excellence in client service and strong, commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout our law firm is evidenced by our internal promotion of diversity awareness, recruitment/retention of diverse professionals, leadership by our women and minority attorneys, and through external outreach and impact on the community. Our Firm’s diversity efforts are led by Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman, and also Vice-Chair Vicki Crochet. In 2017, the Taylor Porter Diversity Committee launched its BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program. The program was implemented by the Taylor Porter Diversity Committee and designed to further bridge and support the Firm’s diversity efforts, combined with its traditional community outreach and volunteer work. In 2016, Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, agreed to host annual "Dialogue on Race" sessions organized by Dialogue on Race Louisiana (DORLA) and moderator Maxine Crump. Dialogue on Race Louisiana is a membership association that brings together organizations, businesses, and individuals that have similar goals of working to end the racial divide. Through this association these groups can be a source of support and inspiration to each other as well as maximize their collective efforts.