Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Announces its 2022 Award Honorees

2022 Annual Conference - Cultivating A Holistic Work Culture: The Power of People, Purpose & Productivity

Awards to be Presented During Virtual Annual conference on 11/3

 Washington, DC (October 12, 2022) – Today the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance announced its 2022 Award honorees.  The awards will be presented virtually during the Alliance’s Annual Conference, Cultivating a Holistic Work Culture: The Power of People, Purpose & Productivity on Thursday, November 3.  Registration links and more information are available here.

“Each year, leaders and professionals responsible for diversity & inclusion, talent recruitment and retention, professional development and human resources come to our conference to connect with peers and experts and learn about best practices, cutting-edge research and the latest innovations in diversity and flexibility,” said Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. “We are thrilled to be honoring the trailblazers, visionaries and innovators of 2022 who are leading their industries towards a more flexible and inclusive future of the workplace.”

The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance will be honoring the following individuals and organizations:

  • Anne Chow, Former CEO, AT&T Business, will receive the Alliance’s 2022 Luminary Award for her consistent dedication to combating unconscious bias, advancing diversity and inclusion, and developing strong future leaders. (See the full press release here.)


  • Jason St. John, Managing Partner, Saul Ewing LLP, will receive the Alliance’s 2022 Flex Leader Award for his passionate support of and unwavering dedication to offering flexible working options to all employees.   (See the full press release here.)


  • The 2022 Flex Impact Award will go to law firm, Sheppard Mullin for its Unplug & Recharge Program which provides Associates and Special Counsel with up to 40 hours of “recharge time” annually. In addition to Sheppard Mullin, an international professional services firm will also receive the 2022 Flex Impact Award. (See the full press release here.)


  • The 2022 Flex Success Award honorees will be: Sheehan Sullivan, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine and her client Carolyn Glenn, Senior Counsel, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; and Sarah D. Rodriguez, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP, and her client Jamie Smith, Partner, MHP Management, LLC. This award recognizes Partners at Diversity & Flexibility Alliance member law firms who have achieved success while working a reduced hours schedule as well as a client who has been integral to making workplace flexibility so successful. (See the full press release here.) 


The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s annual conference brings together General Counsel, Chief Diversity Officers, Human Resources executives, Chairs and other leaders from corporations, trade associations, financial services firms, and prominent law firms, who network and collaborate on issues related to diversity, flexibility, talent retention and the future of work.  During the conference, the Alliance will reveal the latest research and trends in diversity & inclusion and work flexibility, as well as innovative leave and hybrid working initiatives.

The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance is a think tank that collaborates with organizations to develop non-stigmatized flexible work policies that promote inclusive work cultures and help to advance more women into leadership positions.  The Alliance provides practical research-based solutions, training workshops, and strategic advisory services that increase organizational effectiveness through diversity and flexibility.

Contact: Manar Morales