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Pavithri Kilgore BA, MJ-LEL
Pavithri is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology (’01) and Tulane Law School with a Masters of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law (MJ-LEL ’21). She is the cofounder and current Executive Chair of the Tulane Labor and Employment Law Association (TLELA). An Alumni driven space to engage with each other and the larger work on legal issues impacting private and public companies, employees and employes, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. After spending over 15 years working in large multi-state, multinational companies, she started her own consulting firm in 2020. KPSK Consulting takes a personal approach to offering comprehensive fractional HR consulting to small businesses that can’t afford to or are too small to have their own HR department. Specializing in Labor an Employment Law, KPSK helps small businesses protect their investment by developing HR policies and procedures, Employee Relations, Training and Development, Government Compliance and Mentoring to business owners and people managers.
She is passionate about helping her clients develop long-term strategies for HR delivery while maximizing business and employee growth. Where most companies see HR as a roadblock to business growth, Pavithri prides herself in a unique approach to each companies HR needs that is customized to the client’s needs and industry. She is a veteran spouse and in her spare time she is dedicated to helping other veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs be successful in their business ventures.
We want all companies and their employees to have a sense of belonging and that their uniqueness and contributions can be celebrated and valued. Whether this includes education, training, developing policies that promote diversity and inclusion, we want to be a part of those organizations looking to promote and value their workforce. For me personally two groups that draw my attention are veterans and LGBTQ+ because I do not think there are enough support for them. Here is why I personally feel KPSK should be aligned with these organizations and be a partner to help promote and protect these organizations.
I appreciate and salute the men and women of our Armed Forces, those who risked their lives protecting America’s freedoms and feeding liberty around the world. Being married to a disabled veteran, whose father was a highly decorated combat veteran, I have witnessed the struggles a veteran has to go through after service. Whether it be getting care through the VA hospitals or having a career post military we do not do enough to support or veterans in their civilian life. Which is why through KPSK I want to be a support and champion for veteran owned businesses. Starting a business is not easy during the best of times (I should know I am starting one 😊), and I have found that most veterans choose to open small businesses after their time in the military and continue to support our communities. This is a population that I strongly believe is owed our gratitude for what they have done for our wellbeing, and it is up to us to support them in their endeavors post military.
Until very recently the LGBTQ community has had no protections in the workplace, let alone in their day to day lives. Until the summer of 2015, same sex marriage was not recognized in the United States, and it was not until the summer of 2020 when the Supreme Court finally gave some protection for LGBTQ workers in stating that discrimination against gay and transgender employees is discrimination of sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of the 1964. Let us not forget that it was not too far back in our history that marriage between Caucasian and African Americans were illegal and it was only in 1964 that the United States passed any meaningful legislation regarding discrimination with the passing of Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964 leading to the creating of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1965. Regardless of the Supreme Court Decision or now standard of Title VII, discrimination continues to happen in the workplace, all but mostly by unintentionally creating policies that adversely impact one or more disenfranchised group of individuals. With KPSK as a platform, I do not just want to support LGBTQ owned businesses, but also be an advocate for those employees who don’t know how to address their concerns at work or help educate their employers on what these court decisions mean and how to create new policies to be more inclusive in the workplace.