Changing hearts and minds
Firms were making positive noises this week in the wake of our revelation last issue that as few as one in every 10 partners at UK firms is female.
But noises are not enough. KPMG deserves credit for upping the ante with its announcement of new partners this week: one in three are female. Other firms need to match that statistic and then improve upon it.
And no, we are not advocating positive selection that has undermined previous campaigns. We are saying appoint (or elect) on merit. If that means changing attitudes to flexible working among fellow partners, colleagues and clients, that’s no bad thing either.