Gender equality is a major passion of mine. And luckily I work for a like-minded company where I am encouraged to research and discuss this in the context of the legal market.
There is an obvious problem with gender equality in the legal market, as this article points out. Plenty of women enter the legal market as graduates or trainees but few progress to leadership roles. So where are all the women leaders?
For the majority of firms, establishing a sustainable pipeline of female talent is proving difficult.
This article is only Part 1 of a series of articles we will release each month which will focus on identifying and empowering the women leaders of the future
In the legal market for example, although many firms have pledged their commitment to improving their gender diversity, women still only hold 19% of partnership positions in the top 20 UK law firms. Juxtaposing this is the fact that for the past 20 years, women have made up 60% of new entrants to the legal market . So why are women not reaching the top in law firms?