As published in the February 6, 2013 issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper:
Community involvement is a pillar of Stark & Stark’s philosophy. Our firm strives to give back to the community we live and work in, and each of our attorneys are encouraged to become involved with charitable organizations with whose mission they identify. As a result, our firm has continually helped to raise money and build strong connections with over 260 local, regional, and national organizations and charitable foundations.
A byproduct of the firm’s community involvement has been the creation of Stark & Stark’s Women’s Initiative. The Women’s Initiative, led by our female senior Shareholders, currently has more than 30 women attorney members helping to advance the law firm’s diversity in what is sometimes perceived as a male-dominated industry. This office community not only helps to promote female advancement and aid in their professional development, but also strives to create and sustain programs that benefit the firm as a whole and our local community. The female senior shareholders serve as mentors and role models to many of the younger women attorneys, by providing guidance and support.
Stark & Stark’s Women’s Initiative promotes the importance of community involvement, and it is through the dedication to and support of our women attorneys that the firm has helped numerous community and charitable organizations focused on helping women and children.
One organization in particular is Dress For Success, a non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, providing professional apparel, a support network and career development tools to help women thrive in and out of a work environment.
Another organization with which members of the Women’s Initiative are involved is Kidsbridge, whose mission is to disseminate the message of anti-bullying, non-violence, tolerance and diversity appreciation to youth, families and teachers. Additionally, our female attorneys are involved with the Mercer County Women’s Law Caucus, the Capital Health Women in Philanthropy, the Women in Business Committee of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey.
Stark & Stark continually seeks opportunities to evolve by encouraging and promoting new ideas and input from our women lawyers through regular meetings. The Women’s Initiative has provided an environment for great women to accomplish great things, both within the community and within their professional careers.