Friday, 21 February 2014

Women’s Work

A maths problem to start the day: When is 70% equal to 11%?

That stumped me, too. 

Hint: it isn’t. 

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers September 2013 survey shows that 70% of the U.K.’s licensed conveyancers solicitors are women. It is presumably a fair representation of conveyancers within solicitor practices as well. 

The Law Society’s annual roundtable of “thought leaders” on conveyancing are overwhelmingly men. (8 to 1 this year, 9 to 2 last year, roughly the 11%). 

My colleague has asked the Law Society about the disparity and they’ve promised to get back to us.

In the meantime, I  suggest having a look around your own office. Diversity in operations and leadership needs to be addressed in our industry.  Women and people of color are well-represented in the working ranks and certainly amongst our clientele. They should be included amongst our thought leaders, too.

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