The Law Soci­ety of NSW Advance­ment of Women Charter

As an inclu­sive work­place with a cul­ture of sup­port and under­stand­ing to all indi­vid­u­als, Swaab has become a sig­na­to­ry to the Law Soci­ety’s Char­ter for the Advance­ment of Women which for­malis­es poli­cies and ini­tia­tives already in place at Swaab.

The Advance­ment of Women Char­ter is designed to pro­mote and sup­port strate­gies to retain women in the pro­fes­sion over the course of their careers and encour­age and pro­mote their career pro­gres­sion into senior exec­u­tive and man­age­ment posi­tions. To achieve this the Char­ter aims to assist legal prac­tices to devel­op cul­tures which pro­mote diver­si­ty and inclu­sion and impact pos­i­tive­ly on all prac­ti­tion­ers in their work­places, result­ing in bet­ter busi­ness out­comes for legal prac­tices, the legal pro­fes­sion, and the com­mu­ni­ty as a whole.

As a sig­na­to­ry to the Char­ter, we agree to imple­ment and com­mit to the five strate­gies out­lined with­in the Char­ter, which focus on:

  • demon­strat­ing lead­er­ship by imple­ment­ing diver­si­ty and remov­ing gen­der bias
  • dri­ving change to sup­port the reten­tion of women
  • imple­ment­ing recruit­ment and pro­mo­tion strate­gies pro­mot­ing gen­der equity
  • pro­mot­ing men­tor­ing and spon­sor­ship for women
  • encour­ag­ing and sup­port­ing flex­i­ble work prac­tices for men and women

Swaab is also sig­na­to­ry to the Law Coun­cil of Aus­tralia Diver­si­ty & Equal­i­ty Char­ter.

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