Originally published: May 12, 2017
HR and legal experts from across the UK recently convened at Simmons & Simmons Law firm in London to discuss the issue of gender diversity in the legal sector, almost 100 years since women were introduced to working in law firms. The event was chaired by Jennifer Liston-Smith from My Family Care who hosted the event with legal & compliance consultancy FIDES.
A series of high profile, expert speakers shared insight into the issues surrounding gender inequality, and the measures that can be taken to resolve this concern. Philip Goodstone, Head of Law at EY began proceedings and spoke about the need to view the issue as an important, long term objective which needs to be dealt with as such: “Diversity and inclusiveness is not an initiative, it is a strategic priority. This is about a serious, long-term commitment to change.”