Tammy R. Bennett

Biography

Tammy is an experienced employment attorney who focuses her practice on preventive strategies, Title VII compliance and equity, diversity, and inclusion training and consulting. She is also the chief equity and inclusion officer of the firm. In this key role, she serves as a trusted adviser to leadership in the design, implementation, and management of the firm’s equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and initiatives.  

She frequently conducts training, workshops, lectures, and keynote addresses on diversity and inclusion, gender equity, implicit bias, inclusive artificial intelligence, neurodiversity, inclusive and agile leadership, cultural competence, emotional intelligence and the multigenerational workplace, among other topics. She also provides inclusive leadership coaching. 

Tammy consults with employers on designing strategic initiatives to curate equitable and inclusive workplace structures, cultures, and leaders, and on effectively navigating change management. She helps employers transform cultures by adopting equitable and inclusive practices and policies, unleashing hidden talent by managing implicit bias, and delivering innovative solutions and outcomes by maximizing unique talent. In addition to her equity, diversity, and inclusion services, she provides HR-legal compliance counseling and training, and conducts workplace investigations.

She is a self-described “sociologist with a law degree.” Before attending law school, Tammy earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Race, Class and Gender and Work, Labor and Organizations. Her research focused on both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the workplace experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and LGBTQ workers. She leverages her academic knowledge of human behavior to provide practical advice and strategic counsel to resolve issues in the workplace.

Before joining Dinsmore, Tammy practiced as in-house counsel for a national retailer, where she provided advice regarding various company-wide programs and initiatives, including its mandatory arbitration, web-based recruitment, and pay practices programs. She appeared before administrative agencies for hearings and mediations and provided counsel regarding associate relations matters, diversity and inclusion strategies, workplace investigations, and talent management programs, among other responsibilities.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Illinois  (M.A., 1998)
    • Sociology
  • University of Cincinnati  (B.A., 1995)
    • African American Studies

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Distinctions

  • National Black Lawyers - Top 100