On 8 March 2021 individuals, organisations and groups across the world are marking International Women’s Day to celebrate women’s achievements. This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge”.
At Langleys LLP we have much to celebrate. Last year over three quarters of our new hires were women. 44% of our senior leadership team is female and our partnership split is nearly 50/50. We have a clear and transparent progression model which is focussed on outputs and we support people to achieve their ambitions. And, in the last three years, 80% of our internal promotions were women.
As a firm, flexibility is important to us. We are interested in what people can deliver, not necessarily how they deliver it. Today, 3 out of 10 of all our employees work part time and we have just rolled out our new ‘post pandemic’ Flexible Working policy which introduces core hours and enables our teams to work from home much more regularly.
Engagement and involvement is hugely important – our people drafted our values; everyone has had the opportunity to input into our strategy. Our contribution framework was developed by our people. Information from our people will define our wellbeing strategy. And whilst we will continue to maintain a deep and continuous focus on wellbeing, equity and inclusion for all our colleagues, we wanted to mark the day with a celebration of some of our female talent to inspire further women to achieve their potential.
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021 we want to celebrate a handful of women from our vast pool of talent who have “Chosen to Challenge” in the field of legal services.