MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ leadership of greater gender diversity and gender initiatives in the legal profession was again recognised at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2021, with the firm taking out the award for New Zealand Firm of the Year, along with National Firm of the Year for Gender Diversity and Talent Management.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ Chief Executive, Andrew Poole said: “We are delighted to once again be recognised for our commitment to diversity and gender equality. This is excellent acknowledgement of our investment in all of our talented people who drive our firm into the future.
“We understand that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience and gender, we can achieve stronger connections for our people and more innovative solutions for our clients.
“To again be named the New Zealand Firm of the Year is excellent recognition for our firm and follows being named National Law Firm of the Year in the IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific Awards earlier this year.”
The Women in Business Law Awards celebrate the advancement of women in the legal industry in the Asia-Pacific region, with firms from New Zealand, Australia and greater Asia competing to take top honours. The awards recognise the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts has a longstanding commitment to progress gender equality and has several programmes that mentor and support women in law.