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Bodman PLC Releases 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman PLC is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Report, spotlighting the firm’s ongoing efforts to achieve its DEI Strategic Plan goals while celebrating its many accomplishments in 2023.

“I am proud of the progress we’ve made thus far in building a welcoming and inclusive culture, but we know that there is always work to be done,” said Bodman Chair Carrie Leahy. “We hope that our DEI Report provides you with a clear understanding of what we do to in support of our workplace environment and why we are doing it.”

Notable accomplishments shared in the report include:

  • Bodman was awarded Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Plus status, the highest level of designation in the Mansfield program, after joining the program in 2022 and completing a rigorous 12-month certification process in collaboration with Diversity Lab.
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly recognized Bodman with its inaugural Empowering Women award. This award recognizes law firms and legal departments that have shown a strong commitment to considering women for hiring and promotion, providing mentoring and professional advancement opportunities to women and other attorneys, and establishing programs and policies to help women and other attorneys thrive professionally.
  • Bodman’s Damali Sahu was named a 2023 Notable Leader in DEI by Crain’s Detroit Business. The honorees selected as Notable Leaders were selected by Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments and contributions to their fields and communities.
  • Bodman’s DEI Committee hosted eight DEI-focused presentations through its 2023 bInclusive speaker series. Topics covered throughout the year related to Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Arab American History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, among others.
  • Bodman’s Women’s Forum hosted several in-person social and educational events, creating a comfortable space for women attorneys to freely discuss topics related to their professional advancement and personal wellbeing in an informal and supportive environment.

The full 2023 Bodman PLC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report is available for download here.

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