Sidley received U.S. and UK Gold Standard Certification in 2021 from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). Sidley is one of only four firms to meet both the U.S. and UK Gold Standard in 2021.
WILEF Gold Standard Certification is a prestigious acknowledgment of large law firms with demonstrated success in advancing women lawyers to leadership roles and postings of influence. The firm has met the U.S. Gold Standard 10 times and the UK Gold Standard Certification standards every year since it launched in 2019. To obtain certification status, firms must meet stringent objective criteria concerning the number of women named equity partners, the number of women among the firm’s governance committee, and the percentage of women partners who are women of color.
For more information on the 2021 certification process and the new, more stringent criteria necessary to meet Gold Standard Certification, please visit The WILEF Tribune.