DWF publishes gender pay statistics, plans improvement
DWF has revealed its gender pay brackets, showing that though still far from perfect, the firm fares better than many of its competitors.
The women at the firm received on average 23.7% less per hour than their male counterparts. This number rises to 26.5% when calculated by the median figure. Women’s bonus pay was 15.1% lower than men’s on a median basis.
DWF CEO and managing partner Andrew Leaitherland commented that mergers and acquisitions of firms with less “commitment to diversity and inclusion” are partially at fault for the disparity.
The firm does have a diversity strategy launched in October 2017, which is led by casualty partner Seema Bains. The firm’s 10-member strategic board has three women: Food, retail and hospitality head Hilary Ross; HR director Helen Hill; and international claims head Claire Bowler.