Goodwin Procter has been named as a "Best Law Firm for Women" in the 2009 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers survey.The firm will be profiled in the August/September issue of Working Mother as part of a special report that highlights 50 firms for their efforts to advance and retain female attorneys.The results will also be published at www.workingmother.com and www.flextimelawyers.com.
Goodwin Procter actively supports the development and retention of its attorneys through a firm-sponsored Women's Initiative.Led by Laura Hodges Taylor, a partner in the firm's Business Law Department, the Women's Initiative provides an array of programs addressing such topics as professional development, training, career growth, business development, and work/life effectiveness.Recent examples of these efforts include:
• Interactive networking events for women attorneys and clients
• Mentoring programs that encourage women partners to foster relationships with women associates and counsel in small groups
• Interactive career roundtable discussions led by women partners and associates
• "Conversation Series" presentations featuring women and men partners leading discussions on success strategies, career management, networking, and work/life balance.
The 2009 Best Law Firms for Women application was developed in a partnership between Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers.The 50 winning firms were selected based on their workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.