Goodwin has once again been honored as a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother, marking the tenth time the firm has appeared on the annual list and earning Goodwin a coveted Hall of Fame designation. Working Mother recognizes firms that utilize best practices in finding, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers.
“Law firms on this year’s list were better prepared to respond to the effects of the pandemic because of their continued support of flextime and remote work for working parents and caregivers,” said Subha V. Barry, President of Working Mother Media. “We are proud to recognize their resilience and steadfast commitment to supporting gender equality.”
Goodwin actively supports women lawyers across the firm through a number of efforts, including its firm-sponsored Women@Goodwin initiative, which maximizes networking and career opportunities for women and fosters critical dialogue about gender diversity. The goals of Women@Goodwin are complemented by a best-in-class Flex(ability)@Goodwin program, which offers gender-neutral and need-blind opportunities for lawyers to work remotely and adopt reduced or alternative hours arrangements. These types of innovative offerings have helped Goodwin increase the representation of female equity partners by 33% over the past five years.Working Mother founded the Best Law Firms for Women report in 2007 in order to identify firms that lead the industry in initiatives for women’s business development and career advancement, plus offer flexible work arrangements and generous paid parental leave, among other important benefits. The selection process evaluates more than 300 questions about lawyer representation, schedule flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women.