Sabrena Silver: Pledge for Parity

On 8 March, Linklaters will celebrate International Women’s Day. In line with the global campaign theme for 2016, “Pledge For Parity”, Linklaters will publicize one story, internally, each day this week relating to the five different pledges. Through these stories, we will discuss Linklaters’ contributions around the pledge and ask each person at Linklaters to commit to a “Pledge for Parity”.  For example, on Tuesday, we will highlight the “Pledge for parity:  help women and girls achieve their ambitions.”

Some of the other ways that we have committed to helping women achieve their ambitions is through specific development programmes and a women’s network.  Our award-winning Women’s Leadership Programme is now entering its fourth year with proven success, not only through the impact it is having on the participants and sponsoring partners, but also through greater gender diversity in partner promotion numbers over the last two years.

Sabrena Silver is a partner at Linklaters
Sabrena Silver is a partner at Linklaters

Within Business Services, the Global Talent Programme for high-performing advisors is a key part of our talent management strategy, enabling us to grow our future talent from within the firm. The programme has been running for eight years and continues to receive excellent feedback from participants.

In January this year, we launched our Women Partner Leadership Programme, hosted by Dr Wanda Wallace, a specialist in leadership development, to great success. In March last year, we launched our global Women@Linklaters network to support women at the firm in sharing best practices to achieve their potential.

We encourage each person working at Linklaters to commit to help women and girls achieve their ambitions by taking on a mentoring role within the firm or taking on a commitment in the broader community through our community investment programme.  We will track all of our commitments to the Pledges for Parity made throughout the week and ensure that we adopt new ideas and good practices for supporting the pledges.

Article by Sabrena Silver.

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