Chair and CEO, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

 

In January 2016, Betty Temple was named the first female head of Womble Carlyle in the firm's 140-year history. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, she said the homogeneity of law firms is "bad for business because you're not just limiting gender or race, you're limiting diversity of thought." Betty is also a leading M&A lawyer who was named one of the 50 Most Influential People by Greenville Business Magazine.

Womble Carlyle’s major commitments to diversity include recruiting minority lawyers, offering domestic partner benefits, and tying diversity initiatives to employee compensation and advancement. The firm was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for its provisions for LGBT employees. 

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2011: Sanjay N. Beri

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2016)
Leadership Summit (2016)


 

Member: Betty Temple

Diversity Professionals: Barbara Fountain, Brent Clinkscale, Deborah J. Israel

Communications: Thomas Russell