Corporate Counsel and the ALM Global Newsroom are pleased to welcome you to this year’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Virtual Summit. I am proud to be part of an extraordinary editorial team that strives every day to bring you the most important news and analysis about our industry.
In a time of disruption and change in the legal industry—from evolving firm business models to the expanding role of the GC as a business leader—change is not happening fast enough for women in law. As ALM Intelligence reports, women represent only 25% of the non-equity partnership tier in law firms and about 16% of equity partnership. And while women occupy 25% of GC positions at Fortune 500 companies, research indicates that they are not paid the same as their male counterparts.
This conference is designed with your help to ensure you have the substantive sessions that help you in the practice of law and develop insight as a leader in your firm or company. Although things look a little bit different this year, we hope this is a milestone experience for you—as we all focus on making the legal industry more inclusive, more diverse, and a better place to work for all lawyers across the globe.
To that end, our virtual platform encourages creativity and presents information in new ways. From our amazing live keynote presentations to our interactive panel sessions, this multi-pronged approach captures the very essence of what our event is all about: access to women in the industry that are driving change as they share lessons learned and practical guidance to help you in your role as a legal industry leader.
Thank you so much for being a part of this event!