Kristin Sostowski Named One of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” for 2019


August 15, 2019

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Kristin D. Sostowski, a Director in the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., leader of the firm’s Higher Education Team, and President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), has been named one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” for 2019, based on her sophisticated, wide-ranging employment litigation and counseling practice, as well as the leadership and innovation she demonstrates in developing the firm’s Higher Education team.

Ms. Sostowski joins fellow Gibbons attorneys Christine Amalfe, Kim Catullo, Karen Giannelli, Jennifer Hradil, Susan Nardone, Camille Otero, and Natasha Songonuga, who all have been featured in annual “Women Worth Watching” issues over the past nine years. On the 2019 list, she also joins women executives from such national and global companies as Ernst & Young, KPMG, Nike, and Walmart; Am Law 200 law firms; prominent academic institutions; and numerous other corporations across a wide range of industries, as well as nonprofits spanning a variety of issues and causes.

According to James Rector, Profiles in Diversity Journal publisher, “The collaboration between organizations and the magazine over the past 18 years in identifying and selecting deserving candidates for the annual Women Worth Watching Award is a testament to a collaborative and very productive relationship that energizes, inspires, and recognizes women who have demonstrated high levels of leadership.”

At Gibbons, Ms. Sostowski balances her practice between employment litigation and counseling, representing New Jersey and national employers. She is also the Team Leader of the firm’s Higher Education practice and handles a wide range of employment matters for colleges and universities. A longtime champion of women’s professional advancement, she was recently inducted as President of NAWL for the 2019-2020 term.

Earlier this year, Ms. Sostowski was selected as one of the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business. In addition to being recognized by NJBIZ, Ms. Sostowski is listed in the most recent editions of Woodward/White Best Lawyers® for Litigation – Labor and Employment and Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers for Employment & Labor, and has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

About Profiles in Diversity Journal
Profiles in Diversity Journal, a quarterly publication, is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM, and higher education sectors. Since 1999, Diversity Journal has helped stimulate organizational change by profiling the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and individual commitments to making it happen.

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