Hogan Lovells Ranks in Stonewall Top 50 for Fourth Consecutive Year

14 January 2014 - Hogan Lovells has been ranked 48th in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2014 Workplace Equality Index, published today, 14 January. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Hogan Lovells has entered the Top 100 list, and the fourth time it has reached the top 50.

This year 10 law firms ranked in the Top 100 list, with Hogan Lovells the sixth highest ranked law firm. 

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index benchmarks the progress made by UK organizations on lesbian, gay and bisexual equality within the workplace. The index measures progress on policy and practice, employee engagement, employee development and support, monitoring, community engagement, the number of openly gay, lesbian or bisexual employees at senior levels within the organization, and the results from a staff feedback survey.

Sian Owles, partner and Co-Chair of Hogan Lovells' London PRIDE network, said:
"Being a diverse and inclusive place to work is at the core of Hogan Lovells' vision and values and with the support of the firm our LGBT network has gone from strength to strength and continues to make a significant contribution to Hogan Lovells' commitment to progressing equality initiatives as part of our strategy to create and maintain an inclusive working environment for our people. We are thrilled to have received this recognition from Stonewall for the fifth consecutive year for our commitment to LGBT employees".

Ruth Grant, partner and Co-Chair of Hogan Lovells Global Diversity Committee and Chair of the London Diversity Committee, commented:
"Ranking in the top 50 for a fourth year is a fantastic result that reflects the continued focus we have placed at Hogan Lovells on encouraging and maintaining a diverse workforce that is both inclusive and welcoming, and a great start to 2015".

Hogan Lovells has a comprehensive strategy to enhance diversity and ensure an inclusive working environment, which means commitment to:

  • recruit, nurture, develop and advance the most talented law students, graduates, lawyers and support personnel
  • engage all members of Hogan Lovells with its diversity agenda and integrate diversity and inclusiveness into all activities
  • ensure workplace policies and processes are inclusive and designed to promote a high-performance culture that values individual contribution, teamwork, innovation and productivity.

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