Corporate Equality Index: 2020 Statements from Employers Rated in the CEI


Ann Jenrette-Thomas, Chief D&I Officer

"As an openly gay law firm executive, I take great pride in this recognition, knowing that it signals to LGBTQ individuals that Stinson is a place where you can thrive. We constantly push ourselves to be a legal industry diversity and inclusion leader. We worked proactively to adopt gender transition guidelines, create a welcoming environment for our LGBTQ attorneys and staff through our LGBT ERG, support our attorneys, staff and their families with inclusive policies and benefits, and ensure equal employment opportunities for all.”


Troutman Sanders

Steve Lewis, Managing Partner 

“We endeavor to be a diverse and inclusive law firm and are proud to again be recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.’ Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to Troutman Sanders’ culture. We have adopted a formal plan with specific initiatives for recruitment, retention and firm environment and are committed to upholding these core values.”


Shake Shack

Randy Garutti, CEO

“Shake Shack has always strived to Stand For Something Good in all we do. Born in a park in New York City to now operating across the nation and in fifteen countries, we’ve been fortunate to employ team members from all around the world. We take pride in respecting and celebrating diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability and age and know firsthand how variety in life experience positively impacts the growth and innovation of our business. We will always promote inclusivity and believe that all team members should be part of a work environment absent from discrimination, with the opportunity and freedom to express their best selves. We’re so proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign and proud of our teams that drive this mission forward every day.”



Mark Kelly, Chairman 

“Fostering an inclusive culture is among V&E’s core values and a key driver of the firm’s long-term success. We thank the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for this continued recognition and for the important work that they do to encourage the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.”


Nuance Communications

Beth Conway, EVP and CPO  

“We believe creating an inclusive environment where everyone can be their true and authentic selves drives better business results.  We are committed to fostering a culture that embraces diversity and supports our employees.” said Beth Conway, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer.  “We are incredibly proud to receive this distinction from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.”


Publicis Health 

Pamela Berman, Chief Talent Officer

“I am proud to be part of an organization that has consistently demonstrated a commitment to equality in all forms through inclusive benefits and policies that support our employees and their families.”