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Diversity in Business Awards

The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Law Journal celebrated companies and individuals who are committed to diversity and inclusion within their careers Wednesday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Milwaukee. Awards were given to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a significant contribution toward creating a diverse and inclusive business/academic/social community though the implementation of policies, procedures, initiatives, and/or programs.

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Spotlight on diversity and making real change

headshot-072417Denise Thomas is an active dynamic speaker and effective communication coach whose mission is to help emerging young students and ambitious professionals become recognized entrepreneurs and leaders by mastering the art of effective communication and networking. In her role as “The Effective Communication Coach” she uses techniques that are engaging and relevant.

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Daniels stays focused on diversity discussion

erickajoyAlthough some people may be uncomfortable talking about race, sex, sexual orientation and other differences, Erickajoy Daniels steps right in and speaks up.

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Employ Milwaukee creating a diverse, skilled workforce

employ-milwaukeeIn helping the construction industry effectively invest in the next generation of skilled workers, officials with Employ Milwaukee have been busy building a strong workforce development system by planning, coordinating, collaborating and monitoring various initiatives with businesses and stakeholders at the local, regional and state level.

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Diversity embedded in Froedtert’s day-to-day activities

froedertmcwAt Froedtert Health, diversity is not just a word tucked into a mission statement or included on a list of company values. It is ingrained into what the healthcare organization’s employers do every day.

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Diversity comes full circle at Godfrey & Kahn

godfrey-kahnAt Godfrey & Kahn, it’s the individuals at the firm who drive its diversity and inclusion efforts — both internal and external.

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Hunzinger takes partnerships, inclusion goals seriously

hunzingerFor decades, Hunzinger Construction Co. has demonstrated the true value that can be found in helping build up disadvantaged businesses.

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Diversity is part of Hupy and Abraham’s mission

hupy-and-abrahamMilwaukee-based Hupy and Abraham’s commitment to diversity is firmly rooted in its history. One of the firm’s founders, the attorney Lloyd Barbee, filed the first school-integration lawsuit to move forward in Milwaukee in the 1960s.

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With JCP’s growth, Milwaukee reaps benefits

jcp-constructionAs Milwaukee-based JCP Construction has expanded, so have the opportunities it offers to other firms and residents.

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For Michael Best, diversity is ‘the right thing to do’

michael-bestFrom its office in Milwaukee to its offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, Michael Best & Friedrich is making strides in fostering diversity and inclusion both internally and around the communities the firm serves.

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Miller makes mark on building relationships

miller-herbHerb Miller’s commitment to supplier diversity has found success in part because of his belief that these partnerships are founded on trusting relationships, rather than informal contacts.

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Firm working to break the BigLaw stereotype

quarlesAt Quarles & Brady, diversity is a no-brainer.

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Singh preaches benefits of inclusive, diverse workforce

singh-ritikaWith nearly a decade of experience in leading diversity and inclusion programs for Fortune 50 companies, Ritika Singh clearly understands the benefits of having a diverse workforce.

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Stevens an innovator in inclusive recruiting, training efforts

stevensWorking in an industry where there is a perpetual shortage of skilled workers, Stevens Construction understands the importance of a diverse workforce.

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WAAL breaking down walls by offering more opportunities

waaalThe saying, “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person” definitely holds true for the leaders of the Wisconsin Association of African American Attorneys. During the past two years, its board members — who are all busy attorneys — launched new educational offerings, partnered with other organizations on events and increased networking opportunities.

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