Chambers Women in Law Honors Ropes & Gray for “Best Mentoring Program”
On April 9, Ropes & Gray was recognized for having the “Best Mentoring Program” at the 2014 Chambers Women in Law Awards in New York.
Chambers highlighted the firm’s program, noting “The mentoring circles allow female attorneys to share experiences across all levels, departments and locations and offer regular networking sessions. There is a focus on enhancing and developing skills through biography writing workshops, performance feedback and practical development sessions.”
In addition to the firm award, litigation partner Jane Willis (Boston) was recognized as a finalist for the “Outstanding Contribution to Gender Diversity (Private Practice)” award.
The Chambers Women in Law Awards celebrate innovative gender diversity and mentoring program initiatives as well as outstanding female in-house counsel and private practice attorneys who are committed to furthering the advancement of women in the law.
Diversity is a key focus at Ropes & Gray, and the firm is committed to promoting the recruitment, retention and advancement of our female attorneys. As a result of the continued dedication of partners and senior associates, Ropes & Gray is able to provide influential support, professional development and mentorship to female junior attorneys. The firm has consistently been recognized as being among the nation’s leading law firms in the area of overall diversity, as well as with respect to minorities, LGBT individuals and women, by numerous publications and organizations, including The American Lawyer, Vault, Managing IP, MultiCultural Law Magazine, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and the Human Rights Campaign.