Saul Ewing’s Women’s Development Initiative Honored for Third Year by Pennsylvania Bar Association
Saul Ewing LLP announced today that the firm has been named to the 2013 Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).
The PBA Commission on Women in the Profession selected the honorees by reviewing programs and initiatives statewide that help women lawyers advance. The All-Women Attorney Summit organized last year by the firm’s Women’s Development Initiative (WDI) was a key factor in the decision to honor Saul Ewing. The summit focused on business development training and served as a platform for the 5-year-old WDI to broaden its mission from supporting women attorneys to maximizing their contributions to the firm.
“Saul Ewing is pleased to be included on the honor roll again,” said WDI Chair Terri Currier. “This marks the third time in the past five years that our firm has received this recognition, which I view as an affirmation of the successful evolution of our Women’s Development Initiative.”
Saul Ewing was also on the honor roll in 2009 and 2011.
Currier added that “Helping women advance into partnership and leadership positions is beneficial on many levels, but especially for our clients. Women attorneys broaden the perspective that Saul Ewing draws on to address clients’ legal issues. They also help the firm better serve clients who value diversity and the inclusion of women in the workplace and on client service teams.”
The commission formally named Saul Ewing and 10 other firms to the honor roll at its 20th Annual Conference, “You and the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession: Opportunities and Challenges,” on May 9, 2013 at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh.