Winston & Strawn Initiates A Diversity Manager Position to Help Create New Programs, Implement Best Practices

Aug 02, 2011, 10:53 ET from Winston & Strawn LLP

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that Chiymelle Proby Nunn will serve as the firm's first Diversity Manager and will help expand its cutting-edge recruitment and career advancement programs.


"Winston has long been committed to diversity and inclusion, but we are constantly looking for ways to enhance our efforts to facilitate greater inclusiveness," said Partner Amanda Groves, chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. "We believe Chiymelle is the perfect fit to help us implement diversity best practices and create new programs to advance our diversity goals."

Among other things, Winston's leadership recently adopted sweeping reforms to its comprehensive diversity policy, including an expansion of its domestic partner benefit program to provide a tax gross-up payment for employees in same-sex partnerships. For these and other LGBT-friendly practices, Winston has been named a "leading" law firm by Equality Illinois and is one of only a handful of Am Law 100 law firms to receive a "perfect" score in the Human Rights Campaign's most recent "Corporate Equality Index."

Nunn has a master's degree in human resources management from Roosevelt University and a diversity management certificate from Cornell University.  She has been with Winston for nearly a decade, previously serving in the firm's business development group.

"Winston's move to enhance its diversity team demonstrates its desire to recruit, retain and advance not only more diverse attorneys and staff, but also the best among them," concluded Julie Goodman, Winston's Chief Human Resources Officer.  "A senior professional who's working full-time on this ambitious goal was the logical next step."

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