Top New Zealand law firm recognised as gender diversity leader

For the third consecutive year, MinterEllisonRuddWatts' leadership in gender diversity for the legal community has been recognised.

The law firm was named overnight in the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards as:

  • New Zealand’s best national firm for women in business and law
  • Best national firm mentoring programme in the Asia Pacific region

The 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 Women in Business Law Awards recognise the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management.

Sarah Sinclair, Chair of MinterEllisonRuddWatts says:

“We’re proud of this international recognition and our ongoing work to encourage greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our firm is committed to creating a diverse law firm – a team that offers diverse perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders and age.

“We’re committed to being the law firm of choice for New Zealand’s leading businesses, and have found the power our diversity brings, leveraged by a culture of collaboration, sets us apart.”

MinterEllisonRuddWatts has a longstanding commitment to progress gender equality and has a number of programmes that mentor and support women in law.

Women account for 65 per cent of the firm’s workforce, 40 per cent of its Board and 40 per cent of its senior leadership team.

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