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Women's Initiative

Labaton Sucharow doesn't just hire outstanding female attorneys. We help build them.
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Through our practices and programs, from recruitment, development, and recognition to our Women's Networking and Mentoring Initiative, we provide an environment that fosters growth, leadership, and success for our female attorneys.

Recognizing that opportunities for advancement and collaboration have not always been equitable to women in business, Labaton Sucharow launched the Women's Networking and Mentoring Initiative in 2007.  Since then, we have been host to  dozens of exceptional guests, including senior executives from a wide array of commercial markets, as well as leaders in politics, law, and global not-for-profits.

Partners Serena P. Hallowell and Carol C. Villegas serve as co-chairs of the Firm's Women's Initiative.

Women's Initiative Event

Institutional Investing in Women and Minority-Led Investment Firms

Each year, the Women’s Initiative hosts an event featuring all-star panels that showcase some of the country’s leading women asset allocators and fund managers.  The annual event is designed to foster discussion around the important topic of how institutional investors can invest in and build relationships with women and minority-led investment firms.  Panelists address current trends, compelling reasons to include diverse managers in a portfolio, and ways to improve visibility for diverse managers.

This program has been shortlisted for “Best Gender Diversity Initiative ” by Euromoney.  In addition, the Firm has been recognized as a finalist by Chambers & Partners for “Inclusive Firm of the Year” and by Euromoney as the “Best National Firm for Women in Business Law.” 

Partners Serena P. Hallowell, Carol C. Villegas, and Marisa N. DeMato co-chair the event.

“We wanted to reach out to our clients to collaborate and participate in a discussion that elevates women.”  – Serena P. Hallowell, Partner and Co-Chair 

Read about our 2020 event here.

See highlights from the 2019 event below.