Firm President Sheryl Axelrod Honored with NAMWOLF’s 2017 Yolanda Coly Advocacy Award

At the NAMWOLF 2017 Business Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Firm President Sheryl Axelrod was honored with the Yolanda Coly Advocacy Award.

The Yolanda Coly Advocacy Award recognizes a person of influence with wide ranging professional connections who, through stellar advocacy, profoundly advanced NAMWOLF’s mission. Sheryl was recognized for her career-long championing of equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Yolanda Coly herself nominated Sheryl, as did two NAMWOLF Board of Directors members, Jamie Rudman, who presented Sheryl with the award, and John Murdock.  Jamie is pictured to the left of Sheryl and her then Advocacy Co-Chair, Martin Greene, who also presented her with the award, to her right.

Sheryl continues to serve as Co-Chair of the NAMWOLF Advocacy Committee and to speak about the disenfranchisement of women and minorities, unconscious bias, the profitability of diversity, and tools companies and each of us can use to become diversity champions. Watch Sheryl’s courageous award acceptance speech here, for which she was given an extended standing ovation.