CEO: Lash Harrison
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
Advancing Women in the Law
FordHarrison LLP believes in advancing women in the law. At the firm, 36 percent of partners are women, and it stands proud that female lawyers occupy every area of its leadership – practice leaders, office managing partners and its governing Executive Committee.
It’s Women Leaders Forum (WLF) is an example of a commitment to promotion and support of women and is a critical component to the firms’ overall success. The forum grew from partner and client desires to develop, encourage and empower executive women to reach their fullest professional potential.
FordHarrison invited 41 executive women to the 2016 forum where they explored “Three P’s for C-Suite Success: Self-Promotion, Executive Presence, and Strategic Partnership.” Renowned career coach/motivational speaker, Debbie Henry, facilitated the program and it was held at an intimate retreat setting, allowing the participants to forego technology and reflect on current issues facing women.
Participants grappled with ongoing issues facing executive women – finessing self-promotion, insuring executive presence with grace and vision, and developing
strategic partnerships through alliances. Several key moments resonated with participants, including small group breakouts to develop goals. The three-member groups shared personal goals, challenges, risks and the “ask” necessary for success.
Through open dialogue, WLF evidences FordHarrison’s goal to support women in pursuit of excellence. The firm believes the annual location of the forum is key; insuring a relaxed setting, individual reflection, professional development and networking.