For the third consecutive year, Mintz has been recognized with a U.S. Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for achieving high levels of firm partnership and leadership roles held by women.
WILEF, a premier organization for women in law, is exclusively dedicated to women from the largest law firms and corporate law departments in the United States. For the past 10 years, WILEF has granted Gold Standard status to major firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions, and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners.
“We are proud to once again be included among WILEF’s Gold Standard certified firms,” said Meredith Leary, Member and Chair of Mintz’s Women’s Initiative. “Mintz is committed to advancing WILEF’s guiding principles by increasing the firm’s number of women equity partners, promoting women attorneys to influential leadership positions, and by dedicating the concerted attention and resources necessary to drive meaningful progress on the advancement and retention of women.”
Led by the Women's Steering Committee, Mintz’s Women’s Initiative sponsors numerous professional, networking, and social events aimed at supporting and enriching the lives of the firm’s female attorneys. Mintz supports two additional affinity groups, Mintz Pride and MIATTY, the firm’s affinity group for minority attorneys and senior professionals, to provide peer-to-peer support and mentoring.
Mintz’s WILEF Gold Standard designation is just the latest of a number of accolades the firm has received in recognition of its diversity-friendly initiatives: the firm has been designated as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine; is consistently named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation; and earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, administered by the HRC Foundation.