WBD is one of nine law firms in the UK to be awarded the first Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). This accolade recognises firms with 100 or more lawyers that meet a minimum of three out of five criteria measuring the number of women at equity partner level, their compensation, diversity and involvement in governance committees.
Tracy Walsh, Partner and Board Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion at WBD, commented:
"It is so important for us as a large firm to have women in positions where they can be recognised as role models for our female leaders, current and future. It is encouraging to be recognised by WILEF in its first year of Gold Standard Certification for UK law firms but we are fully aware that there is still plenty of work to be done.
We want to make faster progress towards having more women in the rooms where decisions are made, and the way we now approach promotions around the business or select talented people for leadership programmes are just two examples of how we are looking to change the narrative and create more opportunities for women within our firm."
WILEF is the leading organization dedicated to aiding women in the largest law firms and corporate law departments advance their careers through empowerment and leadership.