As InclusIQ’s work was high profile, women at the firm were pleased to see gender balance being addressed, giving them optimism in their own futures. Externally, the firm went from one that had significant gender balance problems to one that was seen as leading and even winning awards on these issues, in the legal sector. Most significantly, 3 years on from InclusIQ’s work, female representation increased to:
Remuneration committee: 50%
Board level: 38%
Partnership nominations committee: 50%
Service Heads: 33%
In their most recent round of promotions, women made up 38% of all new Partners, nearly double the number of promotions (21%) prior to engaging InclusIQ. By improving the overall Partnership pool by 1% each year, they are now on track for meeting their goal of 25% female partnership by 2018 with a more ambitious wider public subsequent target of 30%. The firm understood there were no silver bullets on this issues and they would have to remain focused just to keep pace with their competitors, let alone better their own efforts.