Mandice McAllister, diversity, equity + inclusion manager at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, will be honored with Corp! Magazine’s Diversity Business Leader award at its16th Annual Salute to Diversity award conference.
Corp! created the awards to recognize businesses, organizations and leaders who champion diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within their organization or the community. McAllister and her fellow honorees will be recognized Oct. 13 during the Corp! conference at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn.
At Warner, McAllister provides strategic leadership for the firm’s internal and external DEI-related programs and processes, including the firm’s DEI Action Committee, which dedicated more than 2,000 hours in 2021 to support a foundation of equity. McAllister also serves as co-chair of Mosaic, an employee resource group for Black, Indigenous and people of color at Warner.
In her Corp! profile, McAllister was asked for her assessment of the impact of diversity in business. She wrote: “At Warner, we truly believe that people are our greatest asset and that the diversity of those people is crucial to the firm’s success. As legal professionals, we play an important role in our nation’s judicial system. Diversity within the profession enables our communities to see themselves reflected in that system, which is key to bolstering the foundational belief that justice and equity are achievable outcomes for everyone.”
Warner’s DEI Action Committee implements specific goals to create sustainable systems and processes that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access to opportunity. The firm publishes a Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report to create transparency and accountability for its work in this area.
In addition to managing a robust schedule of diversity-focused initiatives, Warner also contributed to more than 150 nonprofits in 2021, with the majority of recipients supporting education, health and human services, DEI initiatives and economic development resources across Michigan.
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