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Priti Suri: How to achieve gender diversity in Indian law firms

Priti Suri tells Manju Manglani why women need to work twice as hard as men to be successful ?in Indian law firms 

22 April 2014

Gender diversity at senior levels
is on the agenda of many law firms and client organisations around the world. In India’s patriarchal
society, where women still struggle to be treated as equal to men, the challenge is even greater.

To achieve success, according to Priti Suri, president of the Society of Women Lawyers, female lawyers in India need to work twice as hard as males and be willing to work 18 to 20-hour days as standard.

Suri, a first-generation lawyer and founder of New Delhi-based law firm PSA, discusses how women lawyers can help themselves and what their families should do to support them.

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