DI Advancing Women

Advancing women

Advancing women

Helping top-performers attain and succeed in leadership roles


One of our goals is to retain and advance top-performing women, while helping them attain and succeed in leadership roles.

In 2009, we launched the partner-led Global Women’s Initiative, which aims to achieve a meaningful increase in the percentage of women in partnership and leadership roles. This is supported by the grassroots activities of our local office Women’s Networks—which provide talent management and facilitate women supporting each other. 

We also run a Leadership Speaker Series, a Sponsorship Program for Women on potential track for partnership, Executive Coaching and programs to support women in business development and preparing for leadership roles.

Carina Radford Diversity

Our Global Women’s Initiative is dedicated to developing women leaders and providing them with the experience and tools they need to succeed.

Carina Radford, Partner

Raising the next generation of women leaders 

Members of our Global Women’s Initiative Committee monitor the progress of our women, provide mentoring and train future women leaders. 

We pair women at critical phases of their career development with partner sponsors to ensure they receive opportunities and experience so they can advance to positions of leadership within the Firm and the broader legal profession.



White & Case Honored for Exceptional Inclusion of Women Partners

Exceptional inclusion of women law partners

Diversity and Flexibility Alliance named White & Case among the select group of US law firms that are “Tipping the Scales” toward more equal representation of women in law.

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Top Women in Dealmaking

The Deal named White & Case partners Germaine Gurr and Jessica Lauria among the honorees for legal work and activism performed in 2020.

White & Case Receives 2020 Mansfield Certification Plus Status

2020 Mansfield Certification Plus status

White & Case received certification in the inaugural year, and then exceeded Diversity Lab’s criteria for diverse lawyer representation in the last two years.

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Law.com honors White & Case women partners

Recognition for achievements in leadership, mentoring, innovation and assisting those in need of legal service.

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IFLR Asia Women in Business Law wins

2020 "Best International Firm Mentoring Programme" and lawyer of the year for Capital Markets—Equity.



women’s networks with engagement in 40 offices