Philadelphia, August 29, 2022 — Philadelphia Business Journal recognized CMO Valerie F. Lyons with a Diversity in Business Award. The annual awards honor diverse business leaders across multiple industries in the Greater Philadelphia region who have demonstrated success in their respective fields and philanthropic efforts. Lyons and the other honorees were celebrated at an Aug. 25 awards ceremony.
Lyons was selected for her work spearheading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives and programming at Weber Gallagher that have garnered an increase in engagement with attorneys and staff, raising the level of the firm’s DE&I endeavors. She also donates her personal time and experience, serving on the Board of Directors and the Marketing Committee for Old City District — a nonprofit with a mission to improve Philadelphia's historic district.
The Philadelphia Business Journal profiled winners in an August 26 special section, which quotes Lyons on the meaning of inclusion and equity: “To me, equity means that everyone is treated with the same decency and respect. Inclusion means representation and creating space for all voices to be heard.”
Lyons is an experienced and strategic marketing and business development professional with a demonstrated and successful history working in the legal industry. She has a J.D., with a concentration in International and Corporate Law, from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Lyons also has an M.S. in Accounting, a B.S. in Marketing, and a Certificate of Proficiency in International Business from St. John’s University.
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