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Hogan Lovells to Support UN Women's Empowerment Principles

20 August 2014

8 August 2014 - Hogan Lovells has pledged to support the UN Women's Empowerment Principles, a global initiative dedicated to equal treatment of women and men in business.

The principles present seven steps that businesses and other sectors can take to advance and empower women, including fostering sustainable development and meeting corporate responsibility and sustainability commitments.

Nicholas Cheffings, Global Chair of Hogan Lovells commented:
"Hogan Lovells is part of a global profession which for many years has recruited equal number of men and women at entry level, but then the senior ranks often become markedly imbalanced. I strongly believe our commitment to the Women's Empowerment Principles, along with other corporations, will provide a powerful platform for change and demonstrate our dedication to gender equality."  

Hogan Lovells has a comprehensive strategy to enhance diversity which means a 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.

In 2012, Hogan Lovells implemented a global diversity plan, which included global targets to reach 25% female partnership by 2017 and 30% by 2022. These targets represent the firm's ambition to achieve a better gender balance in partnership and management committees. A significant element of the plan focuses on the development, retention and advancement of female lawyers.

For more information visit http://weprinciples.org/


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