Natalie Runyon evaluates ways women’s contemporary career progression can circumvent the ‘glass ceiling’

Gender equality remains a largely elusive dream for the legal industry, with few women making it into senior roles across many of the world’s leading firms. So, what are the obstacles preventing more women from progressing to the most senior ranks in the legal sector? And what do firms need to do to address the gender imbalance that seems to get worse the further up the ranks one goes?

Data on discrepancies

Thomson Reuters’ Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law: Global Report 2020 found, despite more initiatives to increase gender diversity at senior levels in firms, women remain underrepresented at the top level. The widest gaps exist within mainland European firms, whe...

Natalie Runyon
Senior Director, Operations and Strategy, Global Account Management, Legal
Thomson Reuters

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