Congratulations to Crista Band and Linklaters who get our Business of the Month Award for their pioneering initiative to help develop the talents of its female lawyers. Their Women’s Leadership Programme started as a pilot across its offices in London and continental Europe, the initiative was developed in conjunction with Cranfield School of Management, and consisted a series of events, structured learning and coaching sessions spread over six months period starting in November 2012.
Christa Band a partner in Linklaters’ is quoted on their website as saying:
“As a firm we are keen to do whatever we can to motivate, inspire and support our women lawyers. This programme is one of a number of initiatives and we hope that it will provide a structure for the support and further development of our most talented women.”
Linklaters has won numerous awards including; the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in both 2012 and 13, Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2012, Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm, Best International Firm for Women in Business Law, Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2013, Best international firm for women in business law and Best international firm for talent management (for the Linklaters Women’s Leadership programme). And now ours.