Press Release October 27, 2015

Goodwin Partner Laura Hodges Taylor Named a Leader in Diversity by Boston Business Journal

Goodwin Procter partner Laura Hodges Taylor recently received the Corporate Leadership award from Boston Business Journal at the publication’s 2015 Leaders in Diversity event. The annual award recognizes companies and individuals for their work promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion in the work place.  This year’s recipients were honored at a morning reception held October 20 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

Hodges Taylor, a partner in Goodwin’s Business Law Department and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions transactional practice, is a founder and Chair of Goodwin’s Women’s Initiative, which focuses on the retention, development, advancement and leadership of women lawyers. Through her work with the Women’s Initiative, she has been involved in development of the firm’s unconscious bias training, leadership programming, visibility programming, and sponsorship and mentorship for women attorneys. Under her leadership, the Women’s Initiative has grown to include an Executive Committee, a Steering Committee and seven Local Councils. Goodwin has been named a “Best Law Firm for Women” by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers six years in a row.

In addition to her work on behalf of the firm, Hodges Taylor is also Co-Vice Chair of WILEF, leading the Boston chapter of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), an organizations dedicated to enhancing business development, advancement and leadership opportunities for women lawyers at the country’s largest law firms and corporate departments.

Hodges Taylor and her co-recipient, Jackie Glenn from EMC Corp., are featured in the Boston Business Journal article “Leaders in Diversity: Execs lead the charge for diversity and inclusion” published October 23. (subscription required)