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Mintz Recognized By Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Empowering Women Awards

BOSTON – Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has recognized Mintz in its inaugural Empowering Women awards program, which honors law firms that have shown a strong commitment to supporting and elevating women attorneys in Massachusetts, and showcase tangible and innovative efforts by law firms to advance women attorneys in the workplace and community.

Firms selected for this award must demonstrate tangible and innovative efforts to advance women attorneys in the workplace and community, including some or all of the following:

  • Have a track record of recruiting, hiring, and promoting women in their organization
  • Offer a mentoring program for women
  • Work toward systemic change in society to combat inequality
  • Promote women into firm leadership
  • Contribute to advancing the cause of women through outside philanthropic or community endeavors

Mintz's Women's Initiative, led by Employment Member Geri Haight, plays a significant role within the firm's leadership team. The Women’s Initiative promotes the professional development, well-being, advancement, and empowerment of female-identifying lawyers and patent agents, who are critical to the firm’s success and growth. It does so through policy-making; business development; client, alumni, and community engagement; networking, balancing, and mentoring programs; and firm-wide education on issues affecting its members. The Women’s Initiative hosts internal and external networking, socializing and professional development events and sponsors individual women for external professional development and networking opportunities.

Additionally, Mintz runs the ’66 Supper Club, named in honor of the year the firm appointed its first female partner. The women-focused program features a small group of associates meeting with two partners over dinner to get to know each other better on a personal level.

Moreover, Mintz garnered significant attention for implementing an innovative, market-leading compassionate leave program, which provides 15 consecutive days of paid leave to an employee following a miscarriage and five days of paid leave annually for individuals undergoing unsuccessful surrogacy, adoption, or fertility treatment.

Further to this recognition, Mintz has received the "Tipping the Scales" award towards gender parity and has been honored with Seramount's “50 Best Law Firms for Women and Diversity” this year. Notably, on average over the last 3 years, over 50% of the firm’s newly elevated partners have been women.

Learn more about women at Mintz in the firm’s 2023 Women's Report, Setting the Pace, here.

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