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Norton Rose targets for 30pc female partners by 2020

DUBAI, November 24, 2014

Norton Rose Fulbright, a global legal practice, has revealed its global diversity and inclusion target of reaching 30 per cent female partner in 2020.

This is in addition to a target of 30 per cent female partners on all board and management committees globally, said a statement.
 
The targets will support the existing diversity and inclusion strategy set out by the practice’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (GDIAC), it said.

GDIAC was established in December 2012 to provide a source of co-ordinated and consistent leadership on diversity and inclusion best practice globally.
 
Meanwhile, the Global Executive Committee already has 30 per cent female representation and the international practice has already implemented a number of additional global initiatives to promote gender diversity, including careers strategies programme; inclusive leadership training and unconscious bias education; and Women’s networks focused on providing learning, development and networking opportunities for women within the practice.
 
Peter Martyr, global chief executive, said: “These targets are more than just statistics and are a way of engaging our people with the importance of gender diversity and creating a supportive and inclusive work environment. 

“Our global diversity and inclusion initiatives play a pivotal role in retaining and developing people within Norton Rose Fulbright and we now have a clear goal on which to focus our efforts.

“Our priority is to continue to be an employer of choice by valuing difference and promoting a culture of respect for each individual and encouraging workforce diversity in all aspects and at all levels. In doing so, we create an environment where everyone can realise their full potential and career ambitions on the basis of merit and skill.

“Diversity and inclusion are inseparable and gender diversity is a key part of this. Our strategy however has a broad focus and in order for us to continue to innovate and succeed it will become even more important for us to work with talented people from different backgrounds.” - TradeArabia News Service




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