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I, Deneen Donnley, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment

  • Serve as a thought partner to Con Edison’s CEO, HR Team and Learning & Inclusion Team on diversity, equity and inclusion issues
  • Use my voice and influence to publicly advocate for material systemic change to address diversity, equity and inclusion impediments in the legal community
  • Personally participate in and support the development programs of the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
  • Mentor at least two African American attorneys

Organizational Commitment

  • Formalize and enhance the Con Edison Law Department Diversity & Inclusion Program, including HR practices, talent development, supplier diversity, metrics and accountability for senior leaders
  • Focused development of diverse Con Edison legal talent, including, but not limited to, development opportunities through LCLD, MCCA and/or the Executive Leadership Council
  • Ensure that stretch and cross-disciplinary assignments are provided to diverse Law Department attorneys to enhance their visibility and position them well for advancement


  • Diversity & inclusion representation metrics

  • Supplier diversity metrics – utilization of diverse law firms and majority law firm diverse attorney utilization

  • Succession plans diversity representation

  • Promotion pipeline diversity

  • MCCA/LCLD/ELC development engagement

  • Public engagement – legal diversity, equity and inclusion issues