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Female Partners: London vs Sydney

Law firms are actively marketing their recent female Partner promotions.

I thought I’d do a quick ‘stat attack’ after an interesting conversation with a female Partner from a Magic Circle firm during lunch today.

How do Sydney and London compare when it comes to the number of females in Partnership roles?

The data sample I used is from the Magic Circle firms in London and the largest 5 firms (by total Partner number) in Sydney. I took the data from each firm’s website. I’ve aggregated numbers for both groups and provided the total percentage of females in Partnership roles:

London Magic Circle firms: 20.9%

Sydney Top 5: 29.7%

King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney leads the data set!

Is enough being done to reach (or even get near) gender equality? Why is London lagging far behind Sydney?

Posted to Linkedin by Alex on 30th May 2018. Audience reached: 3500


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