Reed Smith | Associate Experience

Reed Smith Associate Life 21 Women’s Initiative Network of Reed Smith (WINRS) Recognizing that the average percentage of women partners in law firms is substantially below the 50 percent of women who graduate from U.S. law schools, Reed Smith has created a robust, global Women’s Initiative with the goal of attracting, engaging, retaining, and advancing women lawyers – both to partnership and to firm leadership. We focus on gender diversity not only because we believe it is right, but also because diverse teams are more collaborative and strategic, resulting in better performance that drives the bottom line. WINRS helps members navigate career challenges and develop networking and business development skills, including through frequent and dynamic internal and client-facing programming throughout our global Named in 2018 as one of the best law firms for women by Working Mother for the seventh straight year Ranked as “Gold Standard Certified” by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum 2017. Reed Smith is the only global firm to achieve all criteria in each of the six years since the inception of the award. Named to Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Family Friendly Firms list for 2018 “Creating an environment where our women lawyers have ample opportunity to excel is critical to Reed Smith’s culture and values. To that end, we will continue to make recruiting, retention and promotion of women a top priority, and we will continue to foster the next generation of leaders and lawyers.” Cristina Shea, Global Chair, WINRS

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