Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac, a partner at Baker McKenzie Vienna, is active in cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions with an increasing focus on ESG/sustainability matters. Eva-Maria is also the lead sustainability partner for Baker McKenzie’s global financial institutions’ industry group. Eva-Maria has been a strong advocate for diversity within her firm over the last decade and firmly believes that in the long run, diverse firms will be more successful than their less diverse peers.
There is no reason why women should be underrepresented in the legal profession when more than half of law graduates are female. As a mother of four, I know the challenges of working mothers and have been through periods where I had to work on reduced schedules. I firmly believe that these challenges can be overcome, but it takes a lot of support and firms and colleagues who believe in you. I was lucky to get a lot of support and am now committed to give back to the young generation.