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60 Houston Firms Sign On to Make More Women Leaders

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys writes in Texas Lawyer, "A year after the Houston Bar Association revised its Gender Fairness Commitment Statement, 60 firms in Houston have signed the statement, which asks firms to take “concrete action” by 2020 to materially increase the number of women partners and women firm leaders.

HBA President Warren Harris, a partner at Bracewell, said he is excited that so many firms have committed to the objectives. He said the Gender Fairness Committee will reach out to firms in early 2020 to see what steps they have taken to increase gender equity in partnership and leadership.

“There’s certainly more work that needs to be done. We are glad the firms are supporting these issues,” Harris said.

The list includes Houston-based firms of all sizes as well as firms with Houston offices. The Harris County Attorney’s Office has also signed the statement.

Marking its 15th anniversary, the Gender Fairness Committee revised an earlier version of the statement one year ago. To mark the 16th anniversary, the HBA announced the signing list Tuesday." READ MORE>>

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