McGuireWoods has been honored as a “Best Law Firm for Women” for 2017 by Working Mother magazine, the eighth time in the
survey’s 10-year history that the firm has been recognized as a top
workplace for women. Working Mother collaborated with the American
Bar Association’s ABA Journal to compile this year’s report.
The annual list spotlights just 50 U.S. firms whose policies promote the
advancement of women and work-life balance. Judges considered criteria such
as representation of women and women of color in key leadership roles;
development, retention and promotion of women lawyers; and parental leave
McGuireWoods earned special recognition for providing customized leadership
training and a development initiative that puts women lawyers on a path to
becoming equity partners. The report also noted that the firm provides
flexible parental leave programs that help lawyers make successful
transitions back to work.
“McGuireWoods and our clients value the important contributions of women
lawyers, and the firm continues to lead the way in providing a supportive
environment that allows all of our talented lawyers to thrive,” said Joy Fuhr, a partner at the firm and national chair of its Women Lawyers Network. “This recognition by Working Mother is another testament to the
firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
Working Mother Media (WMM) publishes Working Mother magazine and
its companion website, workingmother.com. The
Working Mother Research Institute, the
National Association for Female Executives
Diversity Best Practices
also are units within WMM.