Human Rights Campaign Honored with Paula Ettelbrick Award
The award will be presented at MCCA’s Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference on Sept. 16 in New York City.



May 23, 2013


Diane Nowak-Waring
Court Blatchford

Human Rghts Campaign Honored with Paula Ettelbrick Award

WASHINGTON  –  The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) will honor the Human Rights Campaign with the 2013 Paula L. Ettelbrick Award. The award will be presented at MCCA’s Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference on Sept. 16 in New York City.

The Paula L. Ettelbrick Award celebrates extraordinary achievements by an individual or organization in advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys. The award is named for the late Paula L. Ettelbrick whose quarter-century of work for organizations like Lambda Legal, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission assisted thousands of individuals.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is receiving the award for its work promoting equality for all Americans. Among its many outreaches, the HRC has championed marriage equality, and has worked to create a support network for LGBT teens and to prevent bullying. HRC promotes LGBT workers’ rights and seeks to prevent transgender discrimination.
“The Human Rights Campaign is at the forefront of the march toward equal rights, and their work has inspired many others to join the struggle,” said Joseph K. West, MCCA’s President and CEO. “MCCA is proud to honor their efforts with this year’s Paula L. Ettelbrick Award.”
About the Human Rights Campaign
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office, and educates the public about LGBT issues. 
About MCCA
MCCA was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through publishing, research and training, pipeline initiatives and networking. MCCA’s work has been recognized with awards from the National Minority Business Council, Inc., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National LGBT Bar, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. MCCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, go to

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