Our Women's Initiative started with the goal of creating opportunities for women in business – our lawyers, our clients and those we interact with in other industries.
The initiative was established some time ago by our Gender Issues Committee, and now centers around an annual "Women's Event" for business women and entrepreneurs, who comprise a growing and increasingly important sector of the business community. The Women's Event was designed to entertain our guests and help them to expand their network of like-minded women. In addition, the event provides an opportunity for professional development for our women associates. The event has become so popular that our pool of attendees has grown almost 100%, with a substantial number added through referral by past attendees.
Today, the overall goal of the Women's Initiative is to provide a variety of platforms for the discussion of issues that are relevant to women in business, to foster opportunities for women who interact with the legal community, and to provide a supportive network for our female lawyers. We continue to work with clients and friends of the firm to reach this goal.