February 07, 2017
Taylor Porter concluded its five-part professionalism seminar series today with students at downtown Baton Rouge’s Mentorship STEAM Academy as Partners Katia Bowman and Vicki Crochet presented “Workplace Diversity."
Bowman and Crochet, respective chair and vice chair of the Taylor Porter Diversity Committee, discussed why diversity in the workplace is important; the implementation of diversity; how companies define diversity; and how to promote diversity and inclusion in the corporate work force.
Mentorship STEAM Academy is an early college high school for students who may have been or are being underserved in previous/current educational experiences. The high school program aims to prepare all students to undertake a four-year college or university career pathway and delivered through integrated, project-based approaches. Like traditional schools, full-time teaching staff teach students, but these teachers receive support from industry and university representatives both in and outside of the classroom. These interactions help to provide younger students with an informed career focus.
In addition to today's seminar, Taylor Porter attorneys presented four seminars to seniors at STEAM. Scott Mansfield and Leslie Daniel previously presented, “Professional Attire: Dress for Success,” on Nov. 10, followed by attorney Ryan French's presentation on "How to Become an Attorney," on Nov. 30; John Parker and Lauren Rivera presented, "How to Be Professional in the Workplace" on Jan. 12; and on Jan. 23, Adam Thames and Juan Miranda presented "Attorney Confidentiality."
Taylor Porter attorneys are dedicated to enriching the community in which our attorneys, staff, families, and clients live and work, and this commitment to giving back in the community is generated by volunteering at various activities through schools, nonprofits and community events, and serving on the boards of directors of nonprofit organizations or making contributions to worthwhile causes.