About this Event
Based on her extensive experience, Yvette McGee Brown, Partner-in-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement at Jones Day Law Firm, will host a conversation with the audience to discuss how leaders can define and create diverse and inclusive environments in their organizations
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About the speaker: A series of firsts define the judicial and professional career of Yvette McGee Brown. She was the first African American woman elected to the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in 1992. She was the founding president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. And, in January 2011, she became the first African American woman to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio. Today, Yvette is the Partner-In-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion, and Advancement at the global law firm of Jones Day where she represents clients in litigation and appellate matters.
In addition to her professional work, Yvette is an active community and corporate leader. She serves on the National Council for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the board of directors for Encova Insurance, Claremont McKenna College, and The African American Leadership Academy. She has also served on the board of directors for Ohio University, M/I Homes, Fifth Third Bank of Central Ohio and The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. She is a former chair of the United Way of Central Ohio, The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the YWCA Columbus Board of Directors. She was recently recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America, and she was honored by The American Red Cross as Humanitarian of the Year, 2019.
Yvette is included in The Best Lawyers in America, including 2020 Lawyer of the Year. She has been inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame and the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame.