"Strength lies in differences, not in similarities."
- Stephen R. Covey
Our Commitment to a Diverse Workplace
KRCL is especially committed to fostering a diverse workplace that reflects the unique communities where we live and work. A diverse workforce makes us a stronger law firm—providing a broader perspective on the issues our clients face and enriching our work atmosphere. KRCL supports the professional careers of lawyers and staff from the most diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and identities, and seeks to recruit, train, retain, and promote individuals who are diverse in every sense of the word.
Words into Action
In recent years, we have taken a number of specific steps to implement our commitment to diversity, spending time and energy to make sure that we aren’t missing out on the undeniable advantages of a diverse workforce.
Such initiatives include participation in minority recruiting events, supporting various internal social and business development groups tailored to promote diversity in both the community and workplace, as well as participation in the Texas Minority Counsel Program.
KRCL Diversity and Inclusion Committee
KRCL established a Diversity Committee to bring together attorneys from across the firm to assess our progress, challenge us to reach for higher goals and propose new initiatives and efforts to keep the forward momentum going. The members of the KRCL Diversity Committee represent a broad range of individuals with a truly diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and cultures who collaborate to ensure the firm as a whole is achieving true diversity and developing a meaningful spirit of inclusion to better the experience of our employees and clients.
Gender Fairness Initiative
KRCL proudly supports the Houston Bar Association’s Gender Fairness Commitment, pledging to increase the number of female partners and firm leaders by 2020. This important initiative tasks firms with developing an internal set of “specific, objective criteria” that will be used for evaluating and promoting women to leadership positions, and also asks that they develop and promote policies that will aid the advancement of female attorneys and achieve gender parity.
Women’s Attorney Group
Another initiative set forth at KRCL is the Women’s Attorney Group, which aims to further a stronger sense of community among the women of the firm. Through monthly meetings, mentorship programs, as well as career advancement programs, we are challenging the women lawyers of our firm to achieve their full potential here at KRCL.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members
Andrea Johnson, Director
Karen Cox, Director
JaKayla DaBera, Associate
Margaret Jordan, Director
Christine Harris, Chief Marketing Officer
John Kane, Director
Sophie Wen, Associate
Pam Worthington, Chief Talent Officer