All Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Articles

Pride Month Spotlight: Q&A with Vincent C. Flewellen

Brown & Crouppen is a proud supporter of our LGBTQIA+ community, and we stand behind our core values of equality, opportunity and respect for all people. We truly believe that we are stronger together. In honor of Pride Month, we asked our social media friends to share their favorite local LGBTQIA+ owned and friendly businesses so we could spotlight them on social media. Covid-19 has...
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Why Diversity in the Workplace is Essential to Every Business

We live in the day in age where diversity is constantly being stressed in our workspaces. Why? Diversity is important. In the world we live in, it is diverse.  According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, diversity means “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements” or “the inclusion of people of different races, cultures, etc., in a group organization.” Organizational diversity is important. When your...
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Brown & Crouppen Celebrates & Supports Women-Owned Businesses

Supporting women-owned businesses means investing in women-owned companies, buying from shops owned by women, and helping women-owned businesses grow.  At Brown & Crouppen, we encourage and prioritize work-life balance amongst our employees, so we are thrilled to feature a handful of female-owned businesses within our firm. From fashion, cosmetology, pets, and florals to coping with the challenges of life-related to pregnancy and infant loss, we...
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4 Ways Our Firm Honored and Celebrated Black History Month in 2021

Brown & Crouppen is honored to celebrate the rich and diverse history, culture, and achievements of people of African descent around the world. Honoring Black History Month with more than 200 employees working remotely this year looked very different at Brown & Crouppen and manifested in a month-long virtual celebration focusing on: Daily posts created by B&C employees highlighting historical facts, important people and topics...
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3 Black-Owned Businesses We Love in St. Louis and Kansas City

Using your consumer dollars to patronize Black-owned businesses circulates money into communities, creates jobs, and narrows the racial wealth gap by increasing Black household incomes. We encourage you to buy Black, order Black and leave reviews about your experiences year-round. In celebration of Black History Month and through our ongoing commitment to our communities, Brown & Crouppen is proud to share a few of the...
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Brown & Crouppen Announces Partnership with The Mound City Bar Association

Brown & Crouppen’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee is elated to announce a partnership with Mound City Bar Association. “The Mound City Bar Association is a diverse group of lawyers, judges, paralegals and law students who advance the legal profession through community and legal service.  MCBA has a long tradition of service to the St. Louis community and I am excited that Brown &...
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Women in Law Spotlight: Jasmine Cherell Price

Mentors. For Oprah, it was Maya Angelou. For Barack Obama, it was Michelle Robinson. Sheryl Sandberg credits her grandmother as mentor and role model. Mentors are essential in recognizing our gifts, encouraging our development, and providing guidance on the unknown paths toward success. When we have doubts, mentors keep us going, often drawing from a deep passion for their work, their own experiences, and the...
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The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee is Brown & Crouppen’s most recent effort to support and oversee DE&I initiatives while building equity within the firm. The committee is comprised of representatives from all corners of our workplace where each person brings a unique background, experience, and voice to the group. Genn Bugg, Kimberly Foppe, Joe Frank, Jennifer Heilwagner, Sara Hill, Brandon Jackson, Jessie Oates,...
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