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Aspiring to gender diversity – practical suggestions every law firm should implement

 

Aspiring to gender diversity – practical suggestions every law firm should implement

A webinar presented by the IBA Women Lawyers' Interest Group and supported by the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee

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DATE 17 June 2020

The IBA’s report on Women in Commercial Legal Practice found that there is no barrier to women entering the legal profession. Indeed, women often outnumber men in law schools around the world. However, when it comes to achieving leadership roles, women are all too often underrepresented in law firms, making up less than 20% of equity partners.

Ideas abound regarding ways to address this gender imbalance. From addressing the gender pay gap to creating a culture of flexible working, firms around the world are exploring ideas to reduce the attrition rate of women lawyers. With the IBA’s global reach, this panel aims to identify and share the practical suggestions that every law firm can implement to affect real change and move towards improved gender diversity in law firms.

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, Madrid; IBA Secretary General

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William Naunton
DLA Piper, London

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Nic Hammarling
Partner & Head of Diversity, Pearn Kandola, London

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Stephanie Lee
Travers Smith, London

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Dorothy Livingston
Herbert Smith Freehills, London

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Filippo Modulo
Chiomenti Studio Legale, Rome

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