Baker McKenzie Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus Status for Fifth Consecutive Year
Global law firm Baker McKenzie has achieved 2022-2023 Mansfield Certification Plus status, the fifth consecutive year the Firm has received this honor in recognition of its ongoing inclusion, diversity and equity efforts. The certification was presented by The Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law.
Mansfield Certification recognizes firms that considered broad slates of qualified talent for leadership roles that included at least 30% historically underrepresented lawyers, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities. As part of the Certification process, firms worked hard to enhance transparency related to leadership roles, advancement processes and compensation policies. The "Plus" status is a designation reserved for firms that voluntarily measure the outcomes of their inclusive processes and have achieved positive results.
"Building a safe and sustainable environment where all of our people feel valued, have a sense of belonging and are comfortable being their best selves in the workplace remains our highest priority," said Marredia Crawford, Baker McKenzie's Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Officer. "We are proud of our continued efforts across all levels of leadership, aimed at furthering Baker McKenzie's inclusion, diversity and equity goals."
Inclusion, diversity and equity is foundational to the culture and strategic vision at Baker McKenzie. We are committed to embedding ID&E throughout the Firm, as seen through our many notable initiatives, programs and efforts aimed at advancing an inclusive workplace for all. We continue to invest in our people, strengthening our programs and networks, including our Gender Aspirational Targets (GATs), bConnected, Leaders Investing For Tomorrow (LIFT), the North America ID&E Committee, BakerPride+Allies and BakerWomen.
"On behalf of the Firm, we are honored to have achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status for the fifth consecutive year," said Colin Murray, Baker McKenzie's North America Chief Executive Officer. "Achieving this Certification is indicative of our unwavering commitment to fostering inclusion, diversity and equity across all aspects of our business."
Learn more about Baker McKenzie's commitment to Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.