Faegre Baker Daniels' Women's Forum for Achievement provides a platform for women lawyers to build relationships, create business opportunities, increase professional advancement and achieve long-term success. Law360 interviewed Faegre Baker Daniels partners Peggy Steif Abram and Shaun Clifford regarding the firm's approach to developing women leaders and rainmakers and the role of the Women's Forum.
"The firm's women's initiative puts on programs and seminars that serve not only to instill leadership qualities in its female attorneys, but also stir conversations over the role of women in the legal industry," Abram said. Clifford told Law360 that this is particularly true of FaegreBD's ‘Ready Set Lead' series, a rapid-fire question-and-answer session with firm leaders, male and female, about how to stand out in the industry and use the firm's extensive online resources.
"With the Women's Forum for Achievement, we create another space where people can get what they need," Clifford said. "From our programs other questions are raised and other conversations occur. I think that's where the real value is: raising awareness about certain topics that impact women and their business development."
As of December 31, 2013, 25.27 percent of FaegreBD partners are women, Law360 noted.