BigLaw Firm's Secret to Success in Retaining Women Partners: 82 Holidays a Year
One of the United Kingdom’s biggest and best-known corporate law firms has little difficulty retaining talented women lawyers as partners, reports the Daily Mail.
Allen & Overy’s secret to success? Offering 82 holidays a year, in exchange for reduced pay. Men can also opt for a reduced schedule for up to eight years, although the program was put in place for the purpose of retaining women struggling to balance their work with motherhood, the newspaper explains.
“If we don’t succeed in attracting more women through to partner, we will be choosing from an ever-decreasing pool of talent,” says partner Geoff Fuller.