Jamila Mensah named Outstanding Diversity Champion by Houston Business Journal

United States Press release - People February 2024

Partner Jamila S. Mensah has been recognized as an Outstanding Diversity Champion by the Houston Business Journal’s 2024 Diversity in Business Awards.

This honor recognizes individuals who have shown initiative and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the community and in their organizations. This year’s awards recognize 29 individuals across a variety of industries.

Mensah is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright and in the legal profession. She serves as co-chair of the firm’s Racial Equity Council, which works to strategically address the retention and promotion of Black lawyers and business services personnel in the firm. She is also a developmental partner, offering support and career development guidance to associates at the firm.

Expanding her efforts beyond the Norton Rose Fulbright, Mensah is a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, serves on the UT Law Houston Steering Committee, previously served as President of the Association of Rice University Black Alumni and provides pro bono legal services to several organizations.

Mensah’s practice covers all areas of employment law, including discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour issues, representing clients in federal and state court and before administrative bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

The 2024 honorees will be recognized at the Houston Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Awards luncheon in March, and featured in the March 29 weekly edition of the publication.

Introduced in 2017, the Houston Business Journal's Diversity in Business Awards program recognizes "individuals and companies who have shown exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business leadership and who bolster equality across all areas of diversity; including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion."