Barry Law Dean Diaz named as a Woman Worth Watching for 2016

Barry Law Dean Diaz named as a Woman Worth Watching for 2016

Barry Law Dean Leticia M. Diaz has been named as a Woman Worth Watching in this month's issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal.

"It's an honor to be including among such a prestigious group. In order to make sure all groups are represented it's important to continue to shine a light on diversity in education," said Dean Diaz, the first Cuban-American female to hold the position of Dean at an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school in the United States.

According to the publication, Women Worth Watching Award® winners are role models to young women beginning their careers, and an inspiration to women in the pipeline. Of the 162 recipients, Dean Diaz was one of only three women selected from higher education.
"Collectively, these women are forging ahead with global acclaim in strategies that are making a difference in their workplace, marketplace and around the world," the magazine publisher James Rector said. "These leaders bring an array of life experiences and views that consistently produce a variety of new concepts and ideas."

Profiles in Diversity Journal is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in corporate, government, nonprofit and higher education sectors.

A long-time advocate of diversity in the legal profession, Dean Diaz has received multiple acknowledgements for her efforts and accomplishments. In March, she was honored by Onyx magazine as one of their Women on the Move and the following month she received the Floridiana Award from the Cuban Women's Club.

Dean Diaz was also named to the "Power List" by Lawyers of Color magazine two years in a row. The distinction honors the most influential minority attorneys and non-minority advocates in the nation. Previously, she was also appointed to the ABA's Commission on Immigration — which directs the association's efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States.