Faegre Drinker is proud to announce that it received top marks from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation with a 100% ranking on its 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The firm has received perfect scores on the HRC Foundation’s CEI since 2013.
Faegre Drinker was one of 842 major U.S.-based businesses to be designated as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. The 2022 CEI rated 1,271 organizations based on LGBTQ+-related criteria, including non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility.
“When the HRC Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers — from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns — could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, HRC senior vice president of programs, research and training. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to Faegre Drinker for achieving the title of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”
Faegre Drinker holds itself accountable for progress on building a diverse workforce and relies on national benchmarking surveys, such as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s “Top Performer” and “Compass Award,” among others. The firm was also recognized in 2021 as a “Best Law Firm for Women” by Seramount (formerly Working Mother) and Flex-Time Lawyers. In addition, Faegre Drinker is proud to be recognized by Diversity Lab as a Mansfield Certified Plus firm — one of the “trailblazing law firms” that demonstrated meaningful progress in creating diverse leadership teams and developing diverse pipelines to leadership — and to have joined the Diversity Lab’s ‘OnRamp200’ initiative to bring 200 women attorneys back to the legal profession by 2025.
About the HRC Foundation
The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the HRC, America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.