The Boston Globe and The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) have ranked WilmerHale among their annual list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. This is the fifth consecutive year that the firm has been included, the second consecutive year that WilmerHale is the only law firm listed, and ranked among the top 20.
In creating the list, The Boston Globe and TCI consider different variables including revenue, number of full-time employees in the state, workplace and management diversity, and innovative projects.
WilmerHale Co-Managing Partner Susan Murley has been at the helm for the past six years, leading a partnership that is comprised of 25 percent women—a number that is much above average for the industry. The firm is committed to diversity and to gender equality.
WilmerHale's Women's Leadership Initiative focuses on creating internal and external networks and business development, career advancement and training programs tailored to the needs and interests of women lawyers, as well as initiatives involving women clients and alumni.
The honor of being included in this list follows a series of diversity-related recognitions that WilmerHale has received. In the past four months alone, Law360's 2017 Glass Ceiling Report recognized WilmerHale as a best law firm for female attorneys and a “ceiling smasher” for female equity partners; WilmerHale was named a Best Law Firm for Women for the 10th consecutive year by Working Mother magazine; the firm received a fourth Gold Standard Award from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum; and WilmerHale announced a partnership with Diversity Lab to pilot the Mansfield Rule, which seeks to ensure greater diversity of women and attorneys of color in candidate pools for recruiting, promotion and leadership opportunities within the firm.