Hogan Lovells aims for 30% female partners
12 October 2012
has announced that it aims to have women making up 30% of its partnership in ten years' time.
Given that around 60% of the firm's graduate intake is currently female, that might not seem like an overly ambitious target. But women currently make up only 21% of the firm's partnership, and only represented 23% of those who were promoted this year (eight out of 35). However by City standards even those depressing figures are pretty much class-leading: in a RoF survey of a dozen firms
last year, most (with the notable exception of Herbert Smith) struggled to beat this.
The firm has now confirmed to The Times
that it aims for 25% female partners by 2017 and 30% by 2022. David Harris, CEO of Hogan Lovells, said that the target was "ambitious but achievable
". Clifford Chance
has also confirmed that it is aiming for 30% in the long term, and Eversheds
is aiming for 25% by 2016.
Firms in Australia
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have already started raising their game, and there seems to be a genuine desire across the profession to try to fix the imbalance. Although whether anything significant will be achieved until firms start taking flexible working and job sharing seriously remains to be seen.