When word came out this week that Working Mother magazine had released their "Best law firms for women" list, firms included started celebrating. Inclusion on a list like that is a helpful marketing tool.
“It tells our clients that we foster a diverse workplace, and it certainly helps us recruit the best candidates on law school campuses,” said Kathlene Lowe, a Southern California partner with Dorsey & Whitney. “And it sends a good message to our people internally that we are at least getting some things right.”
At Foley & Lardner, another firm that made the list, chief diversity partner Maureen McGinnity said she received “tons” of celebratory e-mails.
They’re also anticipating a positive client reaction, McGinnity said.
“We work for many clients for whom diversity is a top priority,” she said. “So when an organization as esteemed as Working Mother recognizes us, clients take notice.”
— Kellie Schmitt