THIS is progress- Miranda Hobbes would be proud
Major law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges announced last week in a press release that for the first time in its history, a majority of a partnership class consists of women. The WSJ law blog author, Peter Lattman, questions whether this is something Weil should be proud of, or if this is too long in coming and should be well par for the course.
Honestly, who cares? To me, this is a big deal- and two of the partners work flexible hours. Hallelujah. It's a reality, whether or not it should have happened 20 years ago or not.
Courtesy of the Wall St Journal Law blog:
Weilâ€™s Partnership Class Has More Women Than Men: News?
Posted by Peter Lattman
Weil, Gotshal & Manges announced last week in a press release that for the first time in its history, a majority of a partnership class consists of women. Of the 20 attorneys elected to partner, eleven are female. And of the eleven, two fall into new partnership category, â€œFlex-Time Partner,â€ which was formed for partners wanting to work on a flexible schedule. (The release hastens to add that the â€œFlex-Time Partnerâ€ is available to both female and male partners.)
Pundits often cite progressive news like this as mere PR stunts. Again, who cares? I'll take progress in whatever form it comes.
PS: My father will never get over the fact I did not become a lawyer. Sorry, Dad, but try to share the group achievement here.
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