Chambers Women in Law: Best Gender Diversity Initiative – WINNERS

Chambers Women in Law: Best Gender Diversity Initiative

WINNERS

Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno – Winner

This full-service business firm has a committed approach to gender diversity and demonstrates this through recruitment, training, salary and promotions. Currently 48.3% of its managers are female. The firm also offers female attorneys a wide range of flexible working options such as remote access and working from home.

BRAZIL

Tozzini Freire – Winner

Tozzini Freire has a large proportion of female lawyers. The firm has a number of welfare initiatives in place to make the pregnancy and maternity periods as comfortable as possible. The firm also offers a number of womens’ networking events and mentoring programmes.

CHILE

CorreaGubbins – Winner

CorreaGubbins is one of the few firms which has a ratio of 50:50 male to female lawyers. The firms offers a unique, highly-structured mentoring programme, flexible working hours and additional vacation for all lawyers.

COLOMBIA

Lloreda Camacho & Co – Winner

Lloreda Camacho & Co has a high proportion of lawyers; 55% are women. The firm also offers female friendly networking and academic events as well as additional days leave for all its employees.

COSTA RICA

BLP Abogados – Winner

BLP Abogados has had an extremely focused drive to develop its female legal population. Within 9 years, the firm increased its female population to 46% among Associates and 50% among legal assistants. BLP also offers a Nursing Lounge for new mothers and various flexi-time initiatives.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Jiménez Cruz Peña – Winner

Jiménez Cruz Peña provides a number of schemes in order to support the professional growth and flexibility working women require in their lives. 77% of its lawyers are female including 50% of its partners. The firm encourages talent promotion, flexible hours and a mentoring programme.

ECUADOR

Fabara & Cia – Winner

60% of Fabara & Cia’s partners are female. The firm is committed to flexi-time for lawyers and promoting a work-life balance.

GUATEMALA

ACZALAW – Winner

ACZALAW has a high ratio of female lawyers with 55% female partners and 52% of all lawyers being female. The firm allows flexi-hours, encourages further study and offers a variety of pro bono schemes.

MEXICO

Littler – Winner

Littler is committed to retaining and developing women leaders within the firm. 50% of the partners are women and 40% of all other lawyers are also female.

PANAMA

López, Villanueva & Heuertematte (LOVILL) – Winner

López, Villanueva & Heuertematte is a unique firm where all of it lawyers are female. The firm operates in a female-focused way because of this and its lawyers are offered advantages such as extra paid maternity leave and support once back at work.

PARAGUAY

Berkemeyer Attorneys and Counselors – Winner

Berkemeyer Attorneys and Counselors has the highest amount of female lawyers in Paraguay (24 out of 33). The implementation of its balanced hours and female mentoring policies has helped to influence the retention of its female lawyers.

PERU

Estudio Echecopar – Winner

Currently 40% of Estudio Echecopar’s attorneys are women. The firm offers equal pay for both men and women and a flexible working policy to accommodate family life.

PUERTO RICO

McConnell Valdés – Winner

McConnell Valdés has been a strong proponent of diversity within the firm for the last two decades. The firm offers an active mentoring programme as well as flexible work options for women.

URUGUAY

Ferrere – Winner

Ferrere has a high percentage of female associates and the firm encourages women to strive for partnership while being allowed to maintain a work/life balance. The firm also has a specific mentoring programme for female lawyers.

VENEZUELA

Despacho de Abogados miembros de Norton Rose – Winner

Half of Despacho de Abogados miembros de Norton Rose’s lawyers are female and the firm is proactive in its awareness of gender diversity. The firm offers both paternity and maternity packages which include support for those undertaking fertliity treatments plus flexi-time work and a mentoring policy.