Appleby has announced plans for to extend its Female Leaders Network, which will bring together women in senior positions across the jurisdictions the firm operates in.
The network already meets regularly to discuss and debate important topics such as diversity and how to develop talented women within an organisation. Sessions are informal and the network includes women from various industries and backgrounds.
It was first launched in Jersey in 2017, with Managing Partner Wendy Benjamin bringing together a group of senior female leaders in the jurisdiction.
She said: “I am really proud of the Female Leaders Network and the work we are doing to celebrate and promote diversity in the workplace, particularly in the boardroom, where we know women are less represented. As a global firm we want to be leading such important conversations.”
Following its successful launch in Jersey, the network will be growing to include the Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong and Isle of Man, with various female Partners and employees across the jurisdictions supporting the initiative.
“Diversity is an important subject and one that we take very seriously at Appleby,” said Faye Moffett, Managing Partner for the Isle of Man office. “We champion diversity across the organisation and understand the benefits to the firm of having a diverse workforce.
“As a firm that has a global network which spans 10 jurisdictions, we are a naturally diverse organisation. Females account for more than half of the business as a whole, which is similarly reflected across our senior lawyers and other leadership positions.”
Four out of Appleby’s 10 offices have a female Office Managing Partner. In addition, Appleby has employees from over 30 different countries.
Pictured top: Wendy Benjamin.
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