Global Women's Initiative
At Dechert, we empower women to succeed by fostering an environment that provides opportunities for their development, advancement and leadership within the firm.
Members of Dechert’s Global Women’s Initiative (GWI) meet regularly with firm leadership to identify and implement initiatives that promote opportunities for women to advance and lead throughout the firm. Individual offices provide additional formal and informal support for women lawyers.
Among Dechert’s initiatives that focus on women are formal and informal mentoring, development training, meetings and events for summer associates, internal and external networking, special interest events, and leadership training. The GWI launched the Sponsorship and Sustained Support Program for senior women associates to help navigate the path to partnership. Local GWI Chapters host welcome receptions for new women associates each year. The GWI also hosts business and legal community events, including women’s networking events for International Women’s Day.
We encourage women to participate in professional groups such as the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Woman Advocate Committee of the American Bar Association.