I am very happy to report that my firm, Epstein Becker Green, was awarded the Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (“WILEF”). WILEF is an organization that provides an educational venue for women in law firms and corporate law departments, and its mission is to help women in law achieve their career goals and foster their retention and promotion. The WILEF’s Gold Standard designation identifies law firms that have successfully integrated and promoted a large percentage of their equity women partners to top leadership and management positions within their organizations.
Since its founding in 1973, Epstein Becker Green has recognized the importance of women to our profession and our success. We are committed to providing opportunities for women attorneys to move into more leadership roles within and outside of the firm. Several of our most successful “rainmakers” at the firm are women who chair a practice steering committee, serve on the board of directors, hold a senior management position, or lead an initiative.
With nearly half of our more than 300 professionals being women, it is important for us to create and foster a workplace where they can thrive. Our Women's Initiative is just one of the many resources that we have to help accomplish this. I am pleased to be one of the cofounders of the Women’s Initiative of Epstein Becker Green, which, since its start in 2002, has created opportunities for women professionals to learn, connect, and grow. Our Women’s Initiative recently celebrated a milestone anniversary with more than 40 women lawyers and executives in attendance at a golf clinic at The Learning Center at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Ten years on . . . and we’re still going strong!