Kutak Rock Recertified as a 2020 Women in Law Empowerment Forum Gold Standard FirmNews - Inclusiveness and Diversity | August 28, 2020
Kutak Rock has been recertified as a Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard firm. The WILEF Certification is given to law firms with significant percentages of women who are equity partners, in the highest leadership positions, on governance and compensation committees, and among the most highly compensated partners. Law firms with 300 or more practicing lawyers in the United States are eligible for consideration for the WILEF Gold Standard Certification.
A firm must meet four of WILEF’s six criteria to be certified Gold. Of the 48 WILEF-certified firms, Kutak Rock was one of only four firms to meet the criteria of 4% or more LGBT women equity partners, and one of only six firms with 10% or more women of color equity partners.
The firm’s Women’s Initiative hosts quarterly meetings; in the months between the quarterly meetings, women attorneys meet in small groups led by women attorneys who currently serve on the firm’s various committees. The Initiative also hosts a networking session during the firm’s general partnership meeting. These all are opportunities for women attorneys to network, mentor and learn, and share upcoming conference and CLE opportunities.