Tammy R. Bennett
Tammy is an experienced employment attorney who focuses her practice on preventive strategies, Title VII
compliance and equity, diversity, and inclusion training and consulting. She is also the chief equity and inclusion
officer of the firm. In this key role, she serves as a trusted adviser to leadership in the design, implementation, and
management of the firm’s equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and initiatives.
She frequently conducts training, workshops, lectures, and keynote addresses on diversity and inclusion, gender
equity, implicit bias, inclusive artificial intelligence, neurodiversity, inclusive and agile leadership, cultural
competence, emotional intelligence and the multigenerational workplace, among other topics. She also provides
inclusive leadership coaching.
Tammy consults with employers on designing strategic initiatives to curate equitable and inclusive workplace
structures, cultures, and leaders, and on effectively navigating change management. She helps employers
transform cultures by adopting equitable and inclusive practices and policies, unleashing hidden talent by
managing implicit bias, and delivering innovative solutions and outcomes by maximizing unique talent. In addition
to her equity, diversity, and inclusion services, she provides HR-legal compliance counseling and training, and
conducts workplace investigations.
She is a self-described “sociologist with a law degree.” Before attending law school, Tammy earned a Master’s
Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Race, Class and Gender and Work, Labor and Organizations. Her
research focused on both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the workplace experiences of racial and ethnic
minorities, women, and LGBTQ workers. She leverages her academic knowledge of human behavior to provide
practical advice and strategic counsel to resolve issues in the workplace.
Before joining Dinsmore, Tammy practiced as in-house counsel for a national retailer, where she provided advice
regarding various company-wide programs and initiatives, including its mandatory arbitration, web-based
recruitment, and pay practices programs. She appeared before administrative agencies for hearings and
mediations and provided counsel regarding associate relations matters, diversity and inclusion strategies,
workplace investigations, and talent management programs, among other responsibilities.