Marita is a renowned expert on People, Culture and Organizational Change. While running her own management consulting company, she successfully advised national and international corporations in a wide range of industries in complex transformation processes. She is pragmatic in her solutions, direct in her communication and doesn’t hesitate to ask uncomfortable questions in order to open up new perspectives for her clients.
Women make up nearly half of all law students and 36% of all legal professions are owned by women. Despite these figures, only a small proportion of women make it to the top or even lead a law firm. It can also be observed that women are more likely to specialize in family law, social law, or employment law, referring to stereotypical career choices. However, it is not choices that shape women’s careers in law, it is structural and organizational conditions, such as how employers deal with a younger, female workforce or how they rate performance and deals of female vs. male lawyers. My approach is to call more attention to the structural perspective and how this is related to equal rights. I therefore support the idea of The Women in Law Initiative!
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