Frost Brown Todd Receives Gold Standard Certification for Women Empowerment
June 21, 2013
The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) recently released their list of annual Gold Standard Certification (“WILEF Certification”) recipients. The WILEF certified 42 firms nationwide for 2013, based on strict criteria for evaluation.
Frost Brown Todd was recognized for the third consecutive year to receive the Gold Standard Certification. This year, in order to be considered for inclusion in WILEF Certification, firms had to meet at least four of the following criteria regarding the percentage make up of women in firm leadership and compensation:
- 20 percent of equity partners or 25 percent of the non-lateral attorneys who became equity partner in the past 12 months.
- 10 percent of firm chairs and managing partners.
- 20 percent of the firm’s primary governance committee.
- 20 percent of the firm’s compensation committee.
- 25 percent of the firm’s practice group leaders or department heads.
- 10 percent of the top half of the firm's most highly compensated partners.
“Frost Brown Todd is very proud to have received the WILEF Certification for the past three years. We think that this award evidences our continuing efforts to create an inclusive environment so that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed,” said Kimberly K. Mauer, chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. “We certainly do not intend to rest on our laurels, but we are happy to celebrate the fact with WILEF that Frost Brown Todd continues to make progress in this effort.”
About The Women in Law Empowerment Forum
The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) was founded in 2007 by Peggy Cohen and Betiayn Tursi, as a forum that would educate and provide networking opportunities for women in law firms. In May of 2007, WILEF East held its first program at the University Club in New York City. It was attended by over 100 women. From that moment forward, the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) became a recognized educational venue for women in law firms and corporate law departments. In 2009, Betiayn Tursi took WILEF to a national platform with the creation of WILEF West. From there, WILEF expanded to major national cities such as Chicago and D.C. and expanded internationally in 2012. In addition to programming, the WILEF is now creating standards for law firms to become WILEF Certified, with the goal of being the change agent for women in law firms to rise within the firm as business developers and leaders. For more information visit www.wilef.com.