Retaining talented women has been a central objective of both the SidleyWomen committee, which focuses on the retention and promotion of women lawyers, and the Committee for the Evaluation and Compensation of Associates (CECA). The SidleyWomen committee and CECA, ensure that women lawyers get an equitable allocation of work, compensation, and have a voice on key issues.
Sidley has introduced multiple initiatives in London to retain top talent, including the creation of the “Lift” program, which links women by seniority across practice areas to allow associates to build their peer network, and the “How to Become a Rainmaker” program, an in-depth coaching program for women who are senior lawyers, designed to support their promotion to partnership.
Sidley has long provided unique opportunities for women in the legal profession, embracing uniqueness in background, experience, and viewpoints for a greater wellspring of talent. This has led Sidley to become both a successful global law firm and a professional services workplace where women thrive.