Kori S. Carew
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has welcomed Kori S. Carew, Esq. as Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, who joins from Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she was the Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives for the past seven years. In this newly created role, Carew is responsible for advancing Seyfarth’s inclusion and diversity strategy, and accelerating its existing portfolio of award-winning programs and external partnerships.
Over her career, Carew has become a sought-after authority on inclusive leadership, cultural fluency, having courageous discussions on difficult topics, and how best to empower and equip diverse talent for success. Under Kori’s leadership, her prior firm earned over 40 top accolades such as 100% scores on the Human Rights Council’s Corporate Equality Index, successive Gold Standard recognitions from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, and inclusion in the “Best Law Firms for Women” from Working Mother magazine, as well as top diversity awards from clients like The Coca-Cola Company.
A recognized industry leader in law firm diversity, Seyfarth was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Chambers USA Diversity & Inclusion Awards. Notably, the firm was nominated for Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Program in recognition of Seyfarth’s “Rooney Rule” initiative which, inspired by the NFL, has helped improve the hiring of diverse candidates across the firm.