NEW YORK (July 26, 2016) – Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers have named Holland & Knight as one of the 2016 Best Law Firms for Women, recognized for leading the industry in creating and using best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers.
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers co-founded the Best Law Firms for Women initiative in 2007 to recognize firms that lead the industry in initiatives for women’s business development and career advancement, plus offer flexible work arrangements and generous paid parental leave, among other important benefits.
"I’m very proud of our firm’s vibrant and innovative Women’s Initiative, which continues to support our attorneys in all of their endeavors," said Tammy Knight, chair of Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative. "We are thankful to organizations like Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers for shedding light on industry practices and creating benchmarks for leaders to measure against. It is important for us to be vigilant in protecting our progress and committed to advance even further."
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, said, "Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers’ Best Law Firms show how to make it work. Despite intense pressures, the success of the firms in creating workable solutions for working families shows their commitment and ingenuity to create a progressive future for their firms."
Deborah Epstein Henry, president of Flex-Time Lawyers, added, "In reflecting on the decade since we began the Best Law Firms for Women initiative, we are pleased to see firms competing to make their environments more hospitable for women to both work and thrive. The greater level of awareness and commitment to make change is what will enable women to propel to the next level."
About Flex-Time Lawyers: Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is an international consulting firm founded by Deborah Epstein Henry in the late 1990s, providing advisory, training and speaking services to employers and professionals on work life balance, retaining and promoting women and the future of the legal profession. http://www.flextimelawyers.com.
About Working Mother Media: Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.
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