Women's Initiative Network

“Creating an environment where our women lawyers have equal opportunity to excel is critical to Reed Smith’s culture and values. To that end, we will continue to make recruiting, retention and promotion of women a top priority, and we will continue to foster the next generation of leaders and lawyers.”
Cristina Shea, Director of Reed Smith's Women's Initiative Network
Women's Initiative Network of Reed Smith
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. Our WINRS Working Groups are actively engaged in building a platform for success by focusing on the following elements and constituencies:
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“Recognition of mothers’ parenting needs is such a well-established part of Reed Smith’s culture that I have consistently been able to work flexible hours and build a strong practice without having to navigate any formal approval process. I appreciate the role WINRS played in making it possible for me to spend time with my son daily and still advance to equity partner on the basis of my work performance and results.”
Shannon McClure, Equity Partner
Global Partnerships & Programs