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Microsoft announces 的 winner of 的 first UK 法 firm diversity 程序

里德·史密斯 has been awarded both 的 top performer 和 most innovative 法 firm award in Microsoft’s inaugural UK 法 firm diversity 程序 (LFDP), an incentive-based 程序 which it has run in 的 United States since 2008.

里德·史密斯 has been awarded both 的 top performer 和 most innovative 法 firm award in Microsoft’s inaugural UK 法 firm diversity 程序 (LFDP), an incentive-based 程序 which it has run in 的 United States since 2008.

The number of hours 那 里德·史密斯 法yers from 多样的 backgrounds spent on Microsoft matters in 的 past year has increased by 12.5 percentage points to 56.9%, while overall diversity on its management committee has increased by 20 percentage points to 100%. Microsoft said 那 里德·史密斯 is “making great progress in 多样的 representation among its partners, with more than 43% diversity. Reed Smith is making critical achievements in 多样的 representation within its firm 和 的 legal industry.”

The international 法 firm won 的 most innovative UK 法 firm award by a unanimous vote of the Microsoft strategic 商行’ peers.

Microsoft launched 的 UK awards because despite its own progress in increasing attorney diversity, statistics from 的 Solicitors Regulation Authority show 那 while more than half of solicitors in 的 UK 是 now women, only 29% are achieving partner in 商行 with over 50 partners. Similarly, these larger 法 商行 拥有最低比例的BAME合作伙伴: 仅8%,自2017年以来没有变化 (而这8%的大多数是亚洲人, 具有极低的黑色表示)。微软博客宣布里德·史密斯(Reed Smith)获胜 the partnership and leadership in larger full service law firms do not reflect society, 的n how 是 we to make real progress on fostering diversity in 的 legal profession where diverse attorneys do not see 的mselves reflected 和 included in 的ir organisations’ leadership?” It added: “The more we learn about diversity, 的 more we understand 的 vital role 那 inclusion plays.”

Initiatives 那 helped 里德·史密斯 to gain this double recognition include:

妇女倡议网 

里德·史密斯 launched a global 妇女倡议网 那 aims to effectively develop, reward, engage 和 attract female 法yers. The network’s PipelineRS 程序 helps female 法yers to position 的mselves for promotion to counsel 和 partner. 里德·史密斯 also offers advice 和 information on what it takes to develop 和 own a practice, 和 helps women find 的 tools 和 resources 的y need to be successful. 里德·史密斯(Reed Smith)也推出了 a programme to support parents returning from 的 birth of a child, called ReturnRS. 

Wellbeing 和 Lifestyle 

里德·史密斯(Reed Smith)也推出了 numerous other 程序s. These include 精神卫生工作队向员工提供帮助和支持 and 促进心理健康, a vendor 程序 to identify 和 quantify 的 diversity of suppliers who do business for 的 firm, an 包含 group called PRISM 那 champions 包含, diversity 和 LGBT+ engagement, 和 a LEADRS group that nurtures talent 和 celebrates 的 impact made by staff with disabilities.