Women's Initiative's Mission
The mission of the Women's Initiative of Epstein Becker Green is to enhance the careers of professional women by providing opportunities both inside and outside the office to network, share information, acquire skills, and develop rewarding professional relationships.
Nearly half of Epstein Becker Green's professionals
are women, and women owners play an active role
in the management of the firm.
About Epstein Becker Green and the Women's Initiative
For nearly 40 years, Epstein Becker Green has been committed to building on the numbers of women and minority attorneys within our 11 offices and throughout the U.S. legal profession. We are pleased that our efforts are achieving notable results. For example, Epstein Becker Green:
- Ranked among the top "Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers for 2012, receiving recognition in the following categories: leadership, compensation, and advancement of women; development and retention of women; flex-time; and time off and leaves.
- Received a 2012 Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (this designation recognizes law firms that have successfully integrated and promoted a large percentage of their equity women partners to top leadership and management positions within their organizations)
- Ranked fifth on the MultiCultural Law magazine's 2012 "Top Law Firms for Women" list
- Ranked as one of the top 10 law firms for female partners, in a 2012 survey conducted by Law360
- Was one of 23 law firms listed as "The Best" for women's advancement in a 2010 survey conducted by the Project for Attorney Retention
- Placed in the top 20 in The National Law Journal's most recent ranking of the 250 largest U.S. law firms by number of women partners
- Ranked eighth in the nation among the 200 largest firms for its percentage of women attorneys by The American Lawyer's most recent "Women in Law Firms" study
Epstein Becker Green's diversity is also reflected by the fact that female and/or minority Members of the Firm are represented at all leadership levels—on our board of directors, in our senior management, and on all board steering committees.
The firm recognizes the importance of women to business and professional communities. Through a variety of sponsorships and programs, the firm strives to advance the careers of women. For example, Epstein Becker Green is a founding sponsor of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL), an organization whose goal is to help senior executive women in the health care industry improve their businesses and continue to grow professionally. To encourage women to share their views on, and experiences with, business development, networking, mentoring, and work/life balance issues, we created the Executive Women's Networking Blog. The firm also provides a generous child-care leave program that supports married as well as same and opposite sex domestic partner couples in both primary and non-primary caregiver roles.
Additionally, the Women's Initiative of Epstein Becker Green, which the firm launched in 2002, has been helping women develop their careers by hosting events that educate, entertain, and facilitate networking with other women professionals, such as:
Media skills workshops
For example, last year, the Women's Initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary at a golf clinic at The Learning Center at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
The Women's Initiative has received overwhelmingly positive participant feedback about these events, as well as national press coverage.
Our speaker series has presented lectures by accomplished women leaders and innovators, such as Sandra Leung, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb; Victoria Medvec, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Marianne J. Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P., Founder/Director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University, and an internationally recognized specialist and author; and Patricia Roos, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University.
The Women's Initiative creates opportunities for women professionals to learn, connect, and grow. It sets the scene for great women to accomplish great things. They say it's who you know—and we know outstanding women.
For more information, please contact one of the following firm Members:
"We felt it would be wonderful to create a program that would give women an opportunity to meet each other in an informal setting conducive to conversation and networking, as well as business and professional development."
Maxine Neuhauser, Epstein Becker Green
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Frances M. Green
Joan A. Disler