Clearly legal departments, whether private practice or in-house, and the profession as a whole need to do more if the legal sector is ever to achieve the pipedream of gender parity.
Law firms across the globe have set targets for women on the board, with some implementing quotas for managerial positions.
“It would be naïve to say that men and women have an equal playing field in the present time. I believe that years of discrimination need an equal amount of years of redress to bring the situation to an equal playing field,” says Mahua Roy Chowdhury, founder and principal partner of India-based Royzz & Co, adding that quotas are the remedy to a problem that has existed for centuries.
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