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FordHarrison Receives "Gold Standard" Award from Women in Law Empowerment Forum for Fourth Consecutive Year

Date   Jun 23, 2014
FordHarrison LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is a 2014 recipient of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum's (WILEF) "Gold Standard" award.  The firm has been certified four times, the last two of which it has met all six of the criteria. 
The "Gold Standard" certification process focuses on whether women are represented in positions of power and are among the top-earning attorneys. Only 46 firms nationwide met the criteria for 2014 (42 did so last year), and only seven firms met all six of the criteria. 

To receive this coveted award, firms must fulfill at least four of the following six standards: 
  • Women account for at least 20% of equity partners. 
  • Women represent at least 10% of firm chairs and office managing partners. 
  • Women make up at least 20% of the firm's primary governance committee. 
  • Women represent 20% or more of the firm's compensation committee. 
  • Women make up at least 25% of practice group leaders or department heads. 
  • Women represent at least 10% of the top half of the most highly compensated partners. 
"FordHarrison is elated to be recognized as a "Gold Standard" firm by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for a fourth consecutive year," said Dawn Siler-Nixon, FordHarrison's Diversity and Inclusion Partner. "We have a strong commitment to our diversity initiatives, and it is rewarding to see acknowledgment of the women who are invaluable to this firm." 

About Women in Law Empowerment Forum 
The Women in Law Empowerment Forum's vision is to create a dialogue for the purpose of educating women in law firms on how to become leaders in the workplace and in the community by building, exercising and implementing a strong sense of empowerment.  For more information, visit wilef.com.