A statement of support by Dr Susanne Raab
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Work-Life Balance – a Contradiction in Itself? It is no secret that lawyers work a lot. 60 hour weeks are... View Article
In Austria the amount of non-financial reports is growing as a result of the implemented EU directive. However, the unfortunate truth is that only a few companies offer a detailed description of their diversity concept in their corporate governance reports.
From March 1-3, Vienna held its first international Women in Law Conference – the first convention of this kind in Central Europe. It focused on a diagnosis of the situation of women in the legal professions and on together developing ways to accelerate progress in this area.
by Dr. Geertje Tutschka
Roughly half of all law graduates are women, many of them at the top of their class. Those who start a career in law leave their job and even the legal field entirely twice as often as their male counterparts. As a result the representation of women in senior partner and leadership roles, also in universities, is not nearly where it could and should be. Staying in law often means a reduced opportunity for promotions and considerably less remuneration in comparison to male colleagues.
Unfortunately, it’s a given fact that young lawyers, especially between 25 and 41, are constantly dropping out of objectively successful careers on their way to a potential partner position in big law firms. Therefore, we now want to take a closer look on the main reasons and how to prevent that from happening through giving advice on much needed improvement in the work space.