This law firm’s 19 U.S. offices offer a multitude of opportunities for women. One of the most notable is its Springboard to Success program, which encourages junior partners to set clear goals, create business plans, devise marketing strategies and anticipate their clients’ needs. It also grants them a year of mentoring by senior attorneys: “Women lawyers face unique challenges in this profession,” says partner-participant Jessica La Londe. “It has been helpful to be mentored by more senior partners who have faced these challenges and succeeded.” The firm’s Women’s Initiative holds business development seminars and panels, networking luncheons and retreats for female attorneys; its annual awards recognize women who model work life balance and pave the way for others in their field.
Female Equity Partners 9%
Female Nonequity Partners 23%
Lawyers Working Reduced Hours 14%
Pictured: Sharon L. Caffrey with Kyra, 11.