CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Katten introduced in the present day that the agency was named one of many “2020+ High Firms for Government Girls” by Working Mom Media and as such was listed among the many prime 75 workplaces for ladies who wish to advance by means of the company ranks.
“This distinction actually is an honor not simply because we now have lengthy been targeted on cultivating and sustaining a supportive tradition that champions the continuing involvement and management of ladies throughout our agency, but additionally as a result of we’re listed amongst a big selection of nice corporations,” stated Katten Chairman Roger P. Furey.
Katten was one in all just a few legislation corporations that earned a spot on the listing alongside plenty of Fortune 100 corporations.
The popularity highlights corporations that concentrate on succession planning, gender pay parity, help packages and work-life steadiness packages. Firms answered questions on matters together with feminine illustration in any respect ranges, significantly prime earners and ladies within the management roles. The survey responses, primarily based on 2019 knowledge, additionally reported the variety of feminine workers who’ve entry to and have participated in packages and insurance policies that promote the development of ladies. To be thought of, corporations will need to have a minimal of two ladies on their boards of administrators, a US-based CEO and a minimum of 1,000 US workers.
“Rising the illustration of ladies in our senior ranks is a precedence at Katten,” stated associate Kenya S. Woodruff, nationwide chair of Katten’s Girls’s Management Discussion board (WLF). “Our inside programming this yr has targeted on profession progress for ladies on the agency and the pipeline of future leaders at Katten. We launched a six-part enterprise growth boot camp collection as a result of the potential for producing enterprise and cultivating shopper relationships performs a key function in compensation in addition to elevating attorneys to the associate ranges.”
The boot camp presents periods on private branding, leveraging the agency’s inside assets to establish enterprise targets and put together methods to develop and broaden enterprise relationships, and guiding attorneys on the way to efficiently implement their motion plans for enterprise growth. Final yr’s WLF coaching collection centered on overcoming imposter syndrome to empower feminine attorneys to be much more profitable.
Katten helps feminine attorneys obtain profession objectives and keep on monitor towards continued success by means of profession teaching providers, mentoring alternatives, and a brand new committee created to evaluate and make suggestions relating to requirements for partnership in an effort to affect promotion and retention of ladies attorneys.
Complementing the career-focused initiatives that foster a supportive work setting for ladies at Katten are versatile work packages such because the paid four-week sabbatical program provided to associates; an enhanced distant work coverage that enables for extra versatile schedules to accommodate caregiving and distance-learning wants in the course of the pandemic; and an expanded parental go away coverage that provides a regular 12-week, gender-neutral paid go away plus eight weeks to beginning moms and people who have distinctive circumstances, reminiscent of changing into adoptive and surrogate mother and father.
Katten is a full-service legislation agency with practically 700 attorneys in areas throughout the USA and in London and Shanghai. Shoppers in search of refined, high-value authorized providers flip to Katten for counsel regionally, nationally and internationally. The agency’s core areas of observe embrace business finance, company, monetary markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, mental property, litigation, actual property, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning, and trusts and estates. Katten represents private and non-private corporations in quite a few industries, in addition to plenty of authorities and nonprofit organizations and people. For extra info, go to katten.com.