IBA Paris 2023 – Stay-on strategies for female talent 2.0

31 October 2023 Events

Organised by Women Lawyers’ Committee

In the legal profession, there is a global tendency that female lawyers, irrespective of being ‘on track’ career-wise, leave law firms significantly earlier than their male counterparts. Many firms have ambitions to achieve parity on all career levels, including equity partnership. However, they are often lacking the relevant suitable candidates on senior level. The law firms are employing strategies aimed at steering against this development but with limited success, thus far. We will explore the drivers behind women leaving before being promoted and which changes can be implemented to encourage women to remain in the law practice. Who are the pioneers on parity amongst the law firms and what are their secrets to achieve that? Which structures and models currently on the market appear to have potential for counteracting the trend and which have appeared to be a failure? We plan to have an interactive session which invites all listeners to contribute. In order to achieve parity in the auditorium, we encourage all listeners to come accompanied by a colleague of a different gender. More