Blank Rome Recognized in Yale Law Women’s Annual Report Honoring Female Friendly Firms
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has been honored in Yale Law Women’s 2018 Top Ten Female Friendly Firms Report in the category of “Leadership & Promotions: At Least 50% of Attorneys Promoted to Equity Partner in 2017 Were Women.”
Yale Law Women’s Top Ten is annually produced to “monitor trends in family friendliness among law firms ranked in the Vault 100, raise awareness of gender disparities within the legal profession, highlight progress being made in the industry, and identify areas for improvement.” To create this year’s report, Yale Law Women invited all firms listed in the 2017 Vault Law 100 to participate in their survey of family friendly policies.
Of the Leadership & Promotions category, Yale Law Women states:
“Our alumni rated the percentage of firm leadership positions held by women, including heads of practice groups and partners in charge of offices, as one of the most important measures in assessing a firm’s female friendliness. When women serve in leadership positions, firms experience a positive feedback loop, as better policies retain talented female attorneys. These attorneys go on to partnership and leadership positions that allow them to continue addressing issues particular to women in the workplace, making it easier for the next generation of talented women associates to succeed at the firm. Likewise, poor policies can create a negative feedback loop, making it increasingly difficult for firms to retain female attorneys.”
2017 was a banner year for Blank Rome’s Women’s Forum, with the Firm receiving the 2017 Advancing Women Company Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal and being named one of the 2017 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine. Additionally, the Firm hosted its inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit and Hackathon in September 2017, and expanded its participation in Diversity Lab initiatives by joining the Mansfield Rule pilot program. To learn more about Blank Rome’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit blankrome.com/diversity-inclusion.