Women's Initiative

Dinsmore Celebrates Women


The month of March is officially marked as a celebration of women for their renowned achievements, as well as a call to action against gender bias and inequity. 

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are designated to bring much-needed attention to the work being done to help forge a gender-equal world. Dinsmore is proud to spotlight our attorneys and staff members who are telling their stories and helping us find common ground as we continue to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into every facet of our firm culture. 


“The path to change is a winding road, and we are encouraged by the work of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and the support we have received from our male allies and clients,” said Dinsmore Women's Initiative Chair Stacey Borowicz. “While our work is far from over, the engagement from all levels of the firm is encouraging and proves our commitment is as strong as ever.”


Women have continued to thrive at the firm, holding top-tier leadership positions and accounting for more than half of our summer associate and fall associate classes. Over the course of the year, the Women’s Initiative is strategically looking at how to expand our recruitment, advancement, and retention efforts. 

They #ChooseToChallenge

We hope you enjoy reading about how our colleagues are meeting the challenges facing women today.  Click on any photo to read more.

Sara Suleiman

Associate/Chicago, IL   

Melissa Fann

Associate/Pittsburgh, PA   

Ashley Pack  

Office Managing Partner/Charleston, WV   

Melanie Bootes  

Chief Legal Officer/KFC U.S./Louisville, KY   

Heather Stone

Of Counsel/San Diego, CA   

Kaiya Barrett  

Content Specialist/Cincinnati, OH   

Melissa Santiago

Associate/Columbus, OH   

Patti McKnight  

Legal Administrative Assistant/Cincinnati, OH   

Samantha Hargitt

Partner/Indianapolis, IN   

Brenda Goodhue  

Paralegal/Louisville, KY   

Anthony Ditka

Office Managing Partner/Pittsburgh, PA   

Javier Flores  

Office Managing Partner/Boston, MA