Do you value a workplace that supports diversity?
Diversity and inclusion are part of Stoel Rives’ longstanding core values and are an important part of our strategic vision for the future. Through affinity groups, mentoring, educational programs, sponsorships and community service, we strive to create a dynamic workplace that allows each of our attorneys to achieve his or her fullest potential.
Our diversity and inclusion plan is driven by two goals: (1) to successfully recruit, develop and retain attorneys of diverse backgrounds and characteristics; and (2) to foster an inclusive professional environment that respects and values differences among our attorneys and supports professional development and advancement for all.
We are proud of our accomplishments toward meeting these goals. In 2014 28% of our hires and summer associates were ethnic minorities, LGBT or individuals with disabilities, and 43% were women, including eight women of color. We also received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for the sixth year in a row and a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for four out of the past five years. In 2012 we won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility in five of our offices and the Equity Foundation’s Equity Award for medium-sized businesses in our Portland office.