For the second year in a row, Thompson Coburn has received “Gold Standard Certification” from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for incorporating women into the highest levels of firm leadership. The honor recognizes the leadership roles achieved by equity women partners in law firms across the country. With eligibility limited to firms with 300 or more attorneys, only 44 firms nationwide achieved “Gold Standard Certification” this year, down from 49 in 2014.
Law firms are eligible for the 2015 WILEF Gold Standard Certification if they successfully demonstrate that women represent a meaningful percentage of equity partners, leadership positions, governance and compensation committees, and highly compensated partners.
Thompson Coburn met the qualifications for the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Certification based on the following criteria:
The vision of WILEF is to create a dialogue for the purpose of educating women in law firms on how to become leaders in the workplace and in the community by building, exercising and implementing a strong sense of empowerment.
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