BBK’s Alisha Winterswyk Named a Latino Leader Worth Watching
Profiles in Diversity Journal Recognizes Talents and Achievements of Latino Leaders
Best Best & Krieger Partner Alisha Winterswyk was named to the Profiles in Diversity Journal 2022 Latino Leaders Worth Watching list, which recognizes and celebrates the work and achievements of Latino leaders. The list, along with Winterswyk’s profile and essay, published in Diversity Journal’s 2022 Q1 issue.
Winterswyk, who serves as one of BBK’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee co-chairs, works to recruit, retain and advance the firm’s diverse attorneys; promote an inclusive workplace; and provide excellent client service that reflects diverse ideas, backgrounds and experiences. She has facilitated myriad DEI efforts, including a Law 101 event for minority students, diversity scholarship/fellowship, and internal trainings and workshops.
In her Diversity Journal essay, Winterswyk discusses how to steward inclusiveness. “I believe that when we know and appreciate one another as individuals – not as a particular type or thing – we empower one another. And, through that empowerment, we benefit our community as a whole. At the core, appreciating diversity is about appreciating one another and understanding that humans are not carbon copies. We all have something to share and contribute.”
As a member of the firm’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group, Winterswyk advises public and private clients on an array of state and federal environmental laws, with a specific focus on the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. When clients face legal challenges to their decisions or projects, she successfully and zealously defends those clients in court.
See Winterswyk’s complete Diversity Journal profile and essay here.