Legal Business

Getting a grip on the ‘slippery ladder’ – women and law

Reed Smith’s Tamara Box argues the profession needs to fight the gender stereotypes that stop women advancing

Imagine, in sequence, a football player, a surveyor, a figure skater and a managing partner of a law firm – all without gender association. Were you able to do that? Now imagine a carpenter. When you have that image settled in your mind, tell me the colour of her hair.