Growing up in a family of eight children, two of whom are slow-learners, Firm President Sheryl Axelrod became acquainted with prejudice at an early age. As a child, Sheryl heard her slow-learning brothers being called “retards,” and saw her mother fight the local public school board so each of them could get a high school education. There was no Special Education program in the public school district at the time.
Inspired by her mother’s efforts, Sheryl has become a tireless advocate for women and minorities in the legal profession. Constantly studying the latest literature and writing articles in the space, she has become a diversity expert, and is invited to speak across the country on a range of topics including:
• the disenfranchisement of women and minorities;
• our socialization to bias;
• the profitability of diversity;
• how inclusion enhances societies and indeed, entire countries; and
• tools everyone can use to become diversity champions.
We invite you to download our diversity miniguide, which includes free, practical tools you can use to become a diversity champion.