Cogence Search interviews Natasha Harrison

Video - 04/01/2017 : diversity, equality and diversity, female lawyers, female leaders, gender diversity, gender equality, hr, Human resource, Human Resources

Natasha started her career at the Bar, at 4 Pump Court Chambers before joining the legacy firm Wild Sapte as an associate in their litigation and arbitration practice. Shortly after the firm’s merger with Denton Hall, Natasha stepped into...

Gender diversity - why it pays

News Article - 28/07/2015 : director of finance online, gender diversity, General, legislation, Finance

In 2016, new legislation will be implemented to encourage gender diversity in business. But why is equality and issue, and how can encouraging it impact on the finances?

Earlier this month, Prime Minister David Cameron announced the launch...

Men still dominate law at the top level

News Article - 15/04/2013 : gender diversity, law society, Human Resources, Human Resources

No progress on gender diversity at partnership level in the City
As the picture of 2013 partnership promotions begins to come into focus, the forecast for women remains bleak, reflecting the fact that the profession...

Call for gender targets as Law Society president says some men do not deserve to be senior partners

News Article - 11/01/2013 : gender diversity, Human Resources

Law firms should introduce targets to increase the representation of women lawyers in partnership and senior roles, and turn talk of flexible working into reality, a major new report has recommended.

The call came with a claim from...

Hogan Lovells sets ten-year target to boost female partner numbers to 30%

News Article - 09/10/2012 : female partnership, gender diversity, women on boards, Human Resources

Hogan Lovells has set a ten-year target to improve its partner gender balance, aiming for a 25% female partnership by 2017 and 30% by 2022.

The transatlantic firm, which currently has 21% women partners, is aiming to reduce the...

Glass ceiling concept ‘is dead’, finds research

News Article - 24/08/2012 : gender diversity, Human Resources, Human Resources


The single glass ceiling model is outdated as women now face multiple barriers to career progression, new research has claimed.

Two-thirds of women employed in the UK believe that they face multiple barriers throughout their...

Business ‘should follow Olympic example of empowering women’

News Article - 13/08/2012 : diversity, gender diversity, white paper, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

Sport is leading the way in improving gender equality in business by challenging sexist stereotypes, according to a White Paper from Ernst & Young (E&Y).

The paper, titled ‘High achievers: recognising the power of women to...

Firms with female directors perform better, study shows

News Article - 02/08/2012 : gender diversity, share price, Human Resources, Human Resources

Firms with women on their boards have consistently outperformed those led by only male directors, “proving the business case” for greater numbers of female directors, researchers have claimed.

The Credit Suisse Research Institute measured...

Headhunters reject female board quotas

News Article - 10/07/2012 : gender diversity, women on boards, Human Resources, Human Resources

EU proposals to introduce mandatory quotas for women on boards would present significant difficulties for boardroom recruitment, headhunters have warned a House of Lords Committee.

Giving evidence at the EU sub committee session...

King & Wood Mallesons sets 30% female target for Australia partnership

News Article - 09/07/2012 : gender diversity, Human Resources, Human Resources

King & Wood Mallesons has set a target percentage for female partners in its Australian arm, becoming the latest firm to push gender diversity up the agenda.

The firm is aiming to increase the proportion of women in its...

‘Significant milestone’ for women on boards campaign

News Article - 05/07/2012 : gender diversity, women on boards, Human Resources, Human Resources

The ‘30 per cent Club,’ which works to increase the number of women in boardroom posts, has celebrated signing up more than 50 chairmen in support of its target.

The campaign group, set up in 2009, celebrated its own milestone and...

UK elite lead way on female partners as promotions rise at top firms

News Article - 22/06/2012 : diversity, equality, gender diversity, partner promotions, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Female partner promotions across the UK top 10 have increased by more than a third this year, as the country’s largest firms push forward with efforts to boost gender diversity in their senior ranks.

The total number of women made...

Herbert Smith trials unconscious bias training in gender diversity push

News Article - 12/04/2012 : diversity, gender diversity, unconscious bias training, women, Human Resources, Human Resources

Herbert Smith is set to pilot unconscious bias training for its partners next month, as the firm aims to boost gender diversity within its senior ranks.
The firm will enrol 20 of its London partners in the training pilot on 30 May...