Cathy Benton, Alston & Bird’s chief human resources officer, has been honored by the Georgia Diversity Council with its 2017 “Most Powerful & Influential Women” Award.
The annual award recognizes Georgia women who provide leadership excellence in their field, achieve an impressive track record of accomplishments throughout their careers, demonstrate commitment to the community, and adhere to the highest ethical standards.
With transformational leadership, Benton has driven a winning firm culture based on service excellence, trust, recognition, and career development. Her efforts have helped make Alston & Bird a workplace standout not only among law firms, but also among all businesses, and has earned the firm a spot on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 18 consecutive years – an unprecedented achievement among law firms.
The Georgia Diversity Council is a non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.