Phillips Murrah Receives 2023 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award
Phillips Murrah is honored to be a 2023 recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award. We also congratulate the other recipients, Judge Richard Ogden, attorneys Lenora Burdine, Tom Vincent, and Angie Christopher, as well as the Southern Center for Human Relations Studies. Additionally, thanks to Samantha Marchand for her wonderfully performed spoken-word poetry during the event.
On Thurs., Nov. 2, in the Skirvin Hilton Ballroom, Phillips Murrah received a 2023 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award, which recognizes our Firm’s dedication to diversity initiatives that confront and seek to resolve inequities in our community at large.
Receiving the award on behalf of our Firm was Director Candace Williams Lisle, whose work as Chair of Phillips Murrah’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee put action to words and results to intentions. Her commitment to guiding the efforts of our DEI Committee has truly perpetuated our Firm’s momentum in providing mentorship and opportunities for historically underrepresented lawyers within our Firm, our profession, and our community.
“We’re so honored that Phillips Murrah was chosen for the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award,” Candace said. “We congratulate the other Diversity Award winners and celebrate the work all of us are doing to promote equal opportunity for all members of our community to engage in the legal profession, particularly those in historically underrepresented groups. We hope that our efforts honor the legacy of the amazing Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, a true pioneer and Oklahoma treasure.”
Phillips Murrah continuously strengthens our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts demonstrate a consistency of purpose and growth while providing real opportunities for our attorneys to lead and flourish in their legal careers. Our Firm is also dedicated to facilitating positive change in our overall community, with a goal of supporting a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society.
Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Chickasha. She boldly challenged and forever changed segregation laws to achieve her lifelong ambition of becoming a lawyer, and she was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement. You can learn more about her heroic biography HERE.
You can read more about Phillips Murrah’s DEI efforts HERE.
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