Tell us about your organisation.
Eversheds Sutherland is a global commercial law firm with 2,400 lawyers in 67 offices in 34 jurisdictions across the world. We’re very proud of the fact that one of the largest of those offices is in Cardiff where we have 470 people delivering a world class legal service to local, national and international clients. Eversheds Sutherland represents the combination of two firms with a shared culture and commitment to client service excellence. We are each known for our commercial awareness and industry knowledge and for providing innovative and tailored solutions for every client.
Why are you supporting the awards?
Delivering gender equality is a key element of our People strategy. Supporting these awards is a way of demonstrating our commitment to this but more importantly celebrating fantastic achievers and women role models in Wales.
Why does gender equality matter to you?
Achieving gender equality is a key element to achieving a truly diverse business and workforce. At Eversheds Sutherland, diversity and inclusion refers to accessing the vast talent within our global workforce. We do this by embracing our similarities and building innovative solutions based on our differences. These similarities and differences exist not only on race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and faith but also on social and educational background, nationality, marital status and family or care responsibilities. Appreciating diversity means demonstrably valuing each of these unique perspectives and recognizing the insight that each person brings to our practice.
Our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated by our ability to attract individuals from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, who can provide us with a competitive edge in an increasingly global legal market. Eversheds Sutherland is focused on fostering an inclusive environment that yields creativity for our clients so that we can deliver a premier service worldwide.
Why do you support the work of Chwarae Teg?
Much great work has been done but there is so much more to do. Chwarae Teg plays a pivotal role in ensuring that we have clarity of vision and visibility around the delivery of true gender parity in Wales.