(Birmingham, AL/November 20, 2015) Jenna M. Bedsole of Baker Donelson has been recognized by the Alabama Diversity Council as among the Top 15 Business Women in Alabama.
Ms. Bedsole and the other honorees were recognized at the Alabama Women's Conference, which was held on November 18 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham.
A shareholder in the Firm's Birmingham office, Ms. Bedsole is chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group and co-chair of Baker Donelson's Women's Initiative Programming Committee. She previously served as the 2013-2014 chair of the Birmingham Business Alliance Women's Business Council, which works to aid women in the achievement of their professional goals while encouraging a prosperous business community, and is currently serving as chair of the Birmingham Regional Economic Council, the coordinating body for all of the councils of the Birmingham Business Alliance. Ms. Bedsole is a member of the board of directors for Autism 2 Ability, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that focuses on helping children with autism spectrum disorders to successfully talk, learn and live. She is working with the organization to develop an app, named TALK, designed to help give a voice to all non-verbal individuals.
Ms. Bedsole is the executive producer and director of "Stand Up, Speak Out – The Nina Miglionico Story," a feature film documentary on the life and legacy of one of Alabama's first female attorneys.
Ms. Bedsole represents employers in a broad range of employment matters, including the defense of cases under federal and state discrimination laws, and the enforcement of non-compete agreements. She has been recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers in Labor & Employment and by The Best Lawyers in America® as a leading attorney in Labor & Employment Litigation. She was named by B-Metro magazine as one of the "Top Women Lawyers" in 2015 and is a recipient of the Birmingham Business Journal's 2015 Women to Watch Award.