Eversheds backs diversity programme in France
The Paris office of global law firm Eversheds is partnering with Club XXIe Siècle and the European Professional Women Network (EPWN) to sponsor a mentoring programme aimed at helping young women of diverse origins fulfil their potential.
The initiative is dedicated to women between the ages of 25-39 years old within the immigrant population, who statistically face more difficulties in progressing in their desired career paths. Some of these women are believed to be facing a "double glass ceiling" in the workplace environment, says Eversheds.
Boris Martor, Partner in Eversheds LLP Paris and a member of Eversheds international diversity and inclusion committee, commented: "Diversity is at the heart of Eversheds' ethos. Last year the firm was named as one of the top 10 private sector organisations for racial diversity and inclusion by Race for Opportunity, the race diversity campaign from Business in the Community.
"We were the first law firm in France to sign the Diversity Charter, a written commitment to ban discrimination in the workplace and make a conscious decision to work towards creating diversity. We look forward to supporting this new initiative and taking even greater strides to promote and encourage diversity in the workplace."
Picture credit: © Galina Barskaya | Dreamstime Stock Photos