Columbus partner and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Business Partner Rita McNeil Danish has been elected to the Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) National Board as Board Chair. WELD is an organization dedicated to developing and advancing women's leadership to strengthen the economic growth of its local communities.
McNeil Danish is a leader, advisor, advocate, and catalyst for change, and focuses on infusing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Taft’s culture across its offices and in the local communities. With hands-on experience in the public and private sector, she is a trusted counsel in crisis management, government affairs, economic development, and municipal law. As an active member in the community, she contributes her legal knowledge to various causes and diversity and inclusion organizations. She brings her passion to empower economic growth in local communities through diversity and inclusion work with small, women- and minority-owned businesses.