The Women’s Initiative Network of Reed Smith (“WINRS”) is a growing global community of lawyers that operates as a “Virtual Practice Group” dedicated to further enhancing our workplace to more effectively develop, reward, engage, and attract women lawyers. The primary objective of WINRS is to help our women develop to their fullest potential, and position them appropriately for advancement and success. In the legal profession, women comprise, on national average (U.S.), only 22.1 percent of partners. The good news is that this percentage is up from 15.6 percent in 2000. The even better news is that Reed Smith is higher than the national average. Our female partners currently comprise 23 percent of the partnership. However, we think we can even surpass that.