Haya Fishman to Lead Session During Faith in the Workplace Symposium

Date: 06 / 29 / 16

Type: Firm News

AppelFishmanHaya-57095-2676-env_2.jpgHaya Fishman, a lawyer in Miles & Stockbridge’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group, will lead a session during Faith in the Workplace, a first-ever symposium hosted by the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and the Maryland Department of Budget & Management to explore and promote diversity, equity and inclusion for all faiths in every workplace.

Approximately 125 state agency EEO and HR directors, as well as a group of graduate students from the University of Baltimore’s (UB) College of Public Affairs, will attend the event on Thursday, July 21 at UB.

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights will present a session on the major religions in Maryland, Maryland laws and religious accommodations. Fishman will follow this presentation with a breakout session on Judaism/Orthodox Judaism. Each breakout presenter will focus on a specific religion and offer a general overview of practices, tenets of faith, beliefs and how they can impact the workplace in terms of leave, prayer, observances, holidays, food, and dress.

Fishman is the founder and president of The Jewish Woman Entrepreneur, known as The JWE, a national nonprofit organization that helps women launch and grow successful businesses. As the executive director, she built The JWE into a 1,000 member organization with twelve local chapters nationwide. While an evening student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, she was president of the Jewish Law Student Association and a Rubin Scholar.

In 2014, Fishman was honored among the “Twenty in their Twenties” by The Daily Record, and recognized as a “Forward 50” by The Forward newspaper in its annual list of the 50 American Jews who have had the most impact on the national story.