Diversity at Taylor Wessing
Taylor Wessing is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. Find out more about their initiatives below.
Gender balance is one of Taylor Wessing’s strategic inclusion priorities. In May 2021, the firm exceeded 25% female partnership and continues to focus on the gender balance of their talent pipeline. Furthermore, the firm’s Balance in Business Network works to ensure a levelling of the playing field so gender isn't a factor for career success. Taylor Wessing hosts discussions and client round tables on issues that challenge expectations. The network sponsored the unveiling of a new piece of artwork at the Supreme Court celebrating 100 years of women in law.
Racism and racial injustice have no place in our world. Taylor Wessing launched their dedicated Race and Ethnicity strategy in 2020. The firm’s cultural diversity network creates a safe space to learn from coworkers and celebrate different cultures. It also works to encourage more individuals from diverse backgrounds to enter into the legal sector and remove any barriers they face to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Taylor Wessing are committed to providing a workplace where your talent can flourish and you can be yourself, no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity. The firm’s LGBT+ and allies network, equaliTY, was their first employee network and exists to promote LGBT+ inclusion. They run a dedicated programme of support and initiatives throughout the year, helping employees to learn more about key issues affecting LGBT+ people in the workplace and wider community. The firm is a Stonewall Top 100 Employer for the third year in a row.
Finally, Taylor Wessing’s social mobility network works to improve access to the legal profession through school and student outreach. Your potential, ability and talent – not your socio-economic background or schooling – determines your success at Taylor Wessing. The firm recently signed up as a partner of the 93% Club. By supporting the 93% Club the firm hopes to make their talent even more diverse, build confidence, increase knowledge of the range of careers in an international law firm and inspire everyone to reach their full potential.