I'm glad Women In Law London did this survey as it is important to address issues relating to women's career advancement other than those arising from women lawyers' becoming mothers and needing "work-life balance" as a result. After all around one-fifth of women don't have children.
A new survey by female network Women in Law London (WILL) claims female lawyers care more about promotion opportunities than support from their firm for a better work/life balance. The survey, which collected responses from 327 UK-based legal network members, showed that only 12.5 per cent of women surveyed think that their firms or companies link diversity with performance or rewards. WILL co-founder Fatema Orjela said the survey flags that members “are not convinced that management buy in to the need for change”. “Discussions on diversity still widely tend to focus on work/life balance,” she said. “This underlines the need for firms to consider alternative solutions to tackle the issue (such as role models/sponsors, business development training, and increased transparency).”