Swift Currie's commitment to diversity

Swift Currie continues to grow as one of the nation’s leading litigation firms, and the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion also continues to evolve. Swift Currie is committed to hiring, retaining and developing diverse and qualified attorneys and staff regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, LGBTQ identification, ability status, background or veteran status. We understand the goal is not only to increase diversity in numbers, but also focus on retention and foster a culture of belonging by valuing all perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and viewpoints. Swift Currie understands the more we hold fast to that vision, the more it will result in a truly inclusive firm culture, which also allows us to offer more innovative services to our clients. We believe the diversity in skills, viewpoints and backgrounds make us a stronger and more productive firm. We understand achieving the pinnacle of diversity and inclusivity is a marathon, not a sprint, and we are committed to the task. 

Women's History Month 2022: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

March is Women’s History Month. It is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. Initially, it was a week long celebration. In 1987, the Congress expanded the event to the entire month of March.

Each year, the National Women’s History Alliance designates a theme for Women’s History Month. This year, the theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” This theme is a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during the pandemic. It is also a recognition of all the ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope.

March also marks the international recognition of women with International Women’s Day on March 8. This started on March 8, 1911 when many countries started to celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women. The United Nations started sponsoring this day in 1975.

We invite you to celebrate this month and reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to U.S. history. You can find more information about these contributions here.

Black History Month 2022: Black Health and Wellness

Swift Currie is celebrating Black History Month through a series of shared stories centering on “Black Health and Wellness," where we will examine the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birth workers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well and also highlights Black pioneers' trailblazing contributions to Western medicine, addressing health disparities facing Black communities, and encouraging healing through education.

Along with the stories we share of Black health and wellness, Swift Currie was able to honor Black History Month by welcoming Justice Verda M. Colvin of the Georgia Supreme Court to our Atlanta office on February 23. Though her story is not one relating to medical achievement, her journey to the highest court is a story of Black achievement, which we are fortunate to hear and share as we celebrate Black History Month.

Women's History Month 2021: Honoring Influential Women

Swift Currie proudly celebrates Women’s History Month 2021 by honoring all the women who have contributed to our culture, history, society and the law. On International Women’s Day, we especially honor the women who, throughout all history, have fought for gender equity in all areas and paved the way for others. From the first observance of Women’s Day in New York in 1909 to Congress passing legislation in 1987 to formalize Women’s History Month, women have been instrumental in pushing for gender equality and diversity in the workplace and its intersectionality with race and ethnicity. Like many law firms, our original founders were all male. However, today, Swift Currie is well above the national average for the percentage of women attorneys and the percentage women partners within the firm. The firm's success and innovation of services provided to our clients are largely due to the contributions of the women at our firm over its 55-year history.

In 2021, the Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” Please join us throughout the month as some of our own women attorneys honor a notable woman in history or personally known to them who have influenced their life or career. Click here to view the collection of stories.

Black History Month 2021: Celebrating Black Heroes

Swift Currie is celebrating Black History Month through a “Celebrating Black Heroes” weekly series. Each week, employees share — in their own words — Black heroes who have inspired them and had a positive impact on their lives.

The stories are heartfelt, inspiring and provide the opportunity to highlight not only well-known heroes, but also unknown or even forgotten African Americans who have made an indelible impact on our society, history, culture or their individual life. Through the power of story telling, our employees are not only honoring these heroes in their own way, but also learning that we all share more in common than we have in differences. Check back each week throughout February 2021 to read more of these stories.

Diversity Initiatives 

Swift Currie’s Diversity Committee is dedicated to leading the efforts of diversity, inclusion and awareness in the firm and the community. With the support of the firm’s Executive Committee and leadership, the Diversity Committee develops a strategic plan every year to focus on the firm’s diversity initiatives in the areas of recruitment and retention efforts, awareness, education, pipeline initiatives, affinity group sponsorships, professional development, mentorship and diversity news and workshops.

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