Nici Workman, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and chair of the Vorys Women’s Network, was quoted in a Columbus CEO story about the Gender Equity in the Legal Industry (GELI) collaboration among five Columbus law firms. The story focused on the work of the firms involved in GELI. This works includes the hosting of a total of eight events focused on trying to get to the root of a series of issues women in the legal industry face: pay equity, work-life balance, partnership opportunities and equity among case assignments.
The story states:
“GELI creates its own branding and material for the events and produces ‘share outs’ of feedback it gets afterwards. All the sources interviewed for this story stressed that even though the five firms are competitors there’s no sense of that at the events.
‘We’re doing this not only for our own benefit but for the benefit of the legal industry at large,’ says Nici Workman, a partner at Vorys. ‘It’s a cool thing that can set Columbus apart and elevate the city. ‘Hey, come here after law school, we’re an inclusive community that’s progressive on these issues. You can come here as a woman and be really successful.’”
To read the entire story, visit the Columbus CEO website.