Diverse Leaders in Law: Big ideas to help women reach parity

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 by Dec. 15, and we’ll put them on the table for discussion by panelists and audience members at the Jan. 6 forum.

Jane Higgins Marx, managing partner at Carlile Patchen & Murphy
Katrina Thompson, partner at Barnes & Thornburg
Ashley Oliker, member at Frost Brown Todd

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