Atlanta, April 6 – Mauldin & Jenkins’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was honored to host the first Regional UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa and renowned activist, Jaha Dukureh, as a guest speaker at the Firm’s Lecture Series in honor of Black History Month.
As an initiative to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, all firm professionals were invited to gather virtually to hear Ms. Dukureh share her experience as an advocate for global gender rights and discuss the challenges she faced in her efforts to advance diversity. Attendees were able to ask questions and gain insight on how they can help promote diversity initiatives and an equitable culture in the workplace and beyond.
Doug Moses, Partner and leader of the Firm’s DEI Committee, had the opportunity to hear Dukureh speak for the first time at the Griffin Bell Lecture Series at Georgia Southwestern State University and was inspired. He knew such a dynamic speaker would bring an eye-opening perspective into the workplace and invited her to speak as an honored guest.
“The DEI Committee was very honored and proud to have Jaha Dukreh as the guest speaker for M&J Gender Rights, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace and Beyond,” states Moses. “She is an amazing person and is an inspiration to all who hear her story. ‘Never let anyone put you in a box and say what you cannot accomplish in life’ is a valuable takeaway from Jaha’s discussion. What an amazing event for Black History Month.”
Held virtually, the event took place Firmwide on February 24, 2022.
About Jaha Dukureh
Jaha Dukureh is a Gambian Women’s Rights Activist, has been awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Medal of Honor, has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, and is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. She is the founder and CEO of Safe Hands for Girls, a non-profit organization working to end violence against girls. To learn more about ways to support Safe Hands for Girls, visit their website.