Notable Women in Law Ann Jenrette-Thomas

Ann Jenrette-Thomas

Chief diversity and inclusion officer, Stinson LLP


Ann Jenrette-Thomas oversees the implementation of Minneapolis-based Stinson LLP’s diversity and inclusion action plan. Her two-pronged approach centers on individual responsibility: equip- ping people with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to create an inclusive environment, and eradicating the effects of bias through systems and processes. She addresses structural bias by continuously evaluating the firm’s policies, practices, and norms and by identifying unique methods to achieve desired outcomes.

Under her leadership, Stinson has achieved a 90 percent increase in attorneys of color in three years and an 88 percent retention rate for diverse attorneys.