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Chara O’Neale Selected for Career Mastered 2020 National Diversity Leadership Award


Charlotte, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Chara O’Neale was selected to receive a National Diversity Leadership Award from Career Mastered. Chara was recognized among “visionary women who lead by example” and who “have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion,” according to the organization.

Chara serves as Parker Poe’s director of talent management and diversity & inclusion. She leads the firm’s efforts to cultivate and reinforce a culture that attracts and develops superior talent. She focuses on the growth of the firm’s professional development program and the continued expansion of its firmwide diversity and inclusion initiatives. She brings a deep passion for diversity and inclusion to her role and is a tireless advocate for attorneys and staff, both within Parker Poe and the broader legal community.

Chara has been recognized in the broader community for her leading role in collaborating with clients and local organizations who share her commitment to giving back and giving everyone a voice at the table. In 2019, The Mecklenburg Times named her to its list of “50 Most Influential Women” and North Carolina Lawyers Weekly presented her with one of its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

Chara will be honored with Career Mastered’s other award winners at the organization’s sixth annual Diversity Business Summit on March 18-20 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

About Parker Poe
​​​​​​Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 225 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.

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