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Eaton achieves Mansfield Rule certification: What this means for the future of inclusion and diversity

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2022-- Intelligent power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) is excited to announce that it has been named a Mansfield 2.0 Certified Legal Department (MRLD) andachieved the MRLD Certification Plus designation. These achievements indicate that the company has met MRLD's consideration requirement by considering at least 50% historically underrepresented* lawyers for its leadership roles and exceeded it, with underrepresented lawyers comprising at least 50% of Eaton’s current legal leadership team.

"We worked hard for this—and it was worth it," said Terry Szmagala, Eaton's chief legal officer. "Not only are we doing our part to help Eaton become a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry, but we are also breaking down systemic inequities in hiring practices, changing how people think about candidate pools and increasing the visibility of historically underrepresented talent.”

Based on the Diversity Lab'sMansfield Rule: Legal Department Edition 2.0, the rigorous two-year certification process provides organizations with a roadmap for increasing the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership roles. Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law.

Read more about Eaton’s journey to Mansfield certification in the second annual Global Inclusion and Diversity Transparency Report. To see a list of current openings, visit Eaton’s career page.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*Historically underrepresented lawyer groups include women, LGBTQ+, underrepresented racial/ethnic lawyers and lawyers with disabilities.

Drew Horansky
+1 440 523-4306

Source: Eaton