The data is clear: A recent report from the American Bar Association found less than 25% of firm partners are women, and just 3% are racially or ethnically diverse women.
For the women who do reach equity partner, the pay gap is widening. According to legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa, in 2010, women partners at larger law firms earned an average of 24% less than their male counterparts. By 2018, women partners reported making 35% less than partners who were men.
Contribute to the discussion
Join Columbus CEO and sponsors Barnes & Thornburg and Frost Brown Todd for a brainstorming session on ideas to help advance women in the profession. Please send your ideas to Columbus CEO Editor Katy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 15, and we’ll put them on the table for discussion by panelists and audience members at the Jan. 6 forum.