Miller & Chevalier Chair’s Career Exemplifies Successful Use of Flex Schedules
Washington, DC (September 27, 2023) – The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance has announced that Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier Chartered, will receive its 2023 Flex Leader Award. The Flex Leader Award recognizes an executive who is moving their organization toward a more inclusive workplace through holistic flexibility. The Award will be presented on Thursday, November 2 during the Alliance’s annual conference in Washington, DC, Humanizing the Workplace: Thriving Beyond the Global Reset. Registration is open to non-members and is available here.
“By building and maintaining a thriving practice and ascending to the position of Firm Chair while working a flexible schedule for more than 25 years, Kate Atkinson exemplifies the powerful benefits of flexibility,” said Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. “We selected her as our 2023 Flex Leader because she not only serves as a role model for other professionals, but she has also helped to build an organizational culture that celebrates holistic flexibility and encourages her colleagues to create unique career paths that work for them.”
“I am delighted to accept the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance’s Flex Leader Award, which spotlights the idea that flexibility can smooth rather than derail the path to professional excellence and sustainable success,” said Kathryn Cameron Atkinson. “I am grateful to Miller & Chevalier for agreeing to break new ground more than 25 years ago and learning how to walk the path with me and my colleagues. Allowing for flexibility – simply that, no more, no less – helps people bring their whole selves to work, and that can make all the difference.”
Kathryn Cameron Atkinson joined Miller & Chevalier as an Associate in 1992 and held multiple leadership positions before becoming Firm Chair in 2019. For more than 25 years of her impressive career at the firm, she has worked a flexible schedule, allowing her to balance her significant client responsibilities and firm citizenship with her family commitments. She notes that her success came “largely because of, not in spite of, the flexible schedule,” by providing “space to bring my full energy and my whole self to my family and my career, rather than feeling I was always trading one off against the other.” By embracing flexibility, Miller & Chevalier has been able to attract, grow, and retain top talent and create a culture of inclusivity, trust, and support.
In addition to serving as Firm Chair of Miller & Chevalier, Kathryn Cameron Atkinson maintains her practice focused on advising global clients on international corporate compliance and related governance and investigations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), economic sanctions, export controls, business and human rights, and anti-money laundering laws. Described by Chambers USA as a “leading figure in the world of FCPA compliance,” Ms. Atkinson has been selected three times as a government-appointed Independent Compliance Monitor pursuant to FCPA resolutions.
For more than a decade, the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance has collaborated with organizations to develop inclusive flexible working cultures that cultivate diversity in leadership, drive workplace wellbeing, and foster a more humanized work experience. The Alliance provides practical research-based solutions, customizable training programs, strategic advisory services and a peer-learning network that increase organizational effectiveness through diversity and flexibility.
Contact: Manar Morales