Partner Dechert LLP and 100 Women in Finance Dublin main committee
In addition to her leadership role at the firm Carol spearheads Dechert’s Global Women’s Initiative (GWI)
GWI empowers women lawyers to succeed by fostering an environment that provides opportunities for development, advancement and leadership within the firm. Members of the GWI meet regularly with firm leadership to identify and implement initiatives that promote opportunities for women lawyers to advance and take on leadership roles throughout the firm.
Among Dechert’s initiatives that focus on women lawyers are formal and informal mentoring, development training, internal and external networking, special interest events, and leadership training. The GWI launched the Sponsorship and Sustained Support Program for senior women associates to help navigate the path to partnership. The firm’s Sponsorship and Sustained Support (SASS) program is part of the GWI, and is designed to help senior women counsel, national partners and associates navigate the path to partnership. In the five years prior to its implementation, 18 percent of lawyers promoted to partner were women. In the five years since its implementation, 31 percent were women.
At Dechert, we empower women to succeed by fostering an environment that provides opportunities for their development, advancement and leadership within the firm.
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