International Women's Day 2020

In conjunction with International Women's Day, we are celebrating the second annual Dinsmore Women's Week.

"We are shining a well-deserved spotlight on women who help make up the fabric of Dinsmore and contribute to our inclusive community," said Dinsmore Women's Initiative Chair Stacey Borowicz. "All week, we are featuring interviews from attorneys and staff discussing the significant impact of women at Dinsmore and in society."

As we reflect on the great progress we have made, we also acknowledge our work is far from over. More than a blank statement, our work is garnering results, with women making up more than half of the Dinsmore population. Women accounted for 50 percent of our fall associate class last year and attorneys elected to partnership in 2020.

In addition, top-down representation for women at the firm expanded, with more women in top-level leadership positions. Women sit on the firm’s board of directors and the executive committee, are department heads, office managing partners, practice group leaders, and committee chairs. Dinsmore will continue to champion equal rights for women and honor their historical and cultural achievements.

Take a look below at the video featuring all the women of Dinsmore Women's Week 2020, and keep scrolling to read their individual Q&As, where they discuss their personal backgrounds and issues impacting women today.




Meet Barbara Edelman: Former US attorney and state prosecutor

Meet Becky Wagner: Legal administrative assistant with more than 36 years at Dinsmore

Meet Jessica Chang: Illinois Rising Star for 2020

Meet Jennifer Deal: Started part time in 2008 now director of finance

Meet Jill Cranston Rice: Partner and chair of the firm's government relations practice group

Meet Rachel Brown: Office services clerk and former manager at animal shelter

Meet Sunni Harris: Associate and commercial litigator

Meet Silver Han: Former legal administrative assistant now paralegal

Meet Aaliyah Eaves: Partner and lobbyist

Meet Valerie Grove: Practice support assistant