BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has been selected by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his Office of New Bostonians (ONB) to receive the Corporate Courage Award for demonstrating consistent opportunities for Boston’s diverse communities.
“The firm’s founders placed a very high value on equality and inclusion. That is part of the bedrock of this firm, and the founders would be proud that their legacy has endured.”
The award will be presented at the seventh annual We Are Boston Gala on December 4th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Proceeds from the gala will help support the English for New Bostonians project, a city-private-community partnership providing access to English classes, the New Bostonians Summit Initiative, and other crucial programs that assist newly-arrived immigrants with access to civic, economic, social and cultural life in Boston.
“We are extremely honored that the Mayor has chosen Mintz Levin to receive this prestigious award,” said Robert I. Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz Levin. “The firm’s founders placed a very high value on equality and inclusion. That is part of the bedrock of this firm, and the founders would be proud that their legacy has endured.”
The Corporate Courage Award is given to a company for “demonstrating consistent commitment in creating opportunities in Boston’s diverse communities to thrive and be successful.” Previous recipients have included Raytheon Corporation and Citizens Bank.
Mintz Levin, which recently received its sixth consecutive top rating of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, is committed to encouraging and supporting diversity in its firm culture. A 29-member Diversity Committee, consisting of partners and non-attorney professionals, convenes monthly to introduce and review policies which aid in the recruiting, retention and mentoring of its diverse employees. The firm also promotes the establishment of affinity groups such as the GLBT Group, Minority Attorneys Group (MIATTY), and the Women’s Initiative, to provide peer to peer support and mentoring
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