We believe that our people are our most significant strength and that fostering an inclusive work environment with equal opportunities is instrumental to recruiting and retaining talented and diverse individuals and ensuring our ongoing success.
As such, we aim to maximise the potential of our team by promoting mutual respect and ensuring that everyone is seen as an individual first and foremost. We aim to support each individual at the firm and empower them to achieve, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, disability, marital or civil partner status or socio-economic background.
We regularly review our recruitment, retention and career progression policies to further our DEI goals. These policies include the implementation of flexible working initiatives and the roll-out of our market-leading maternity / paternity / adoption leave package. We work actively to support employees with caring commitments and strive to ensure that there is no “parenting penalty”.
Each year, our staff are invited to participate in a Diversity Survey on an anonymous and voluntary basis. The data, based only on those individuals who completed the survey, can be found here.
Powell Gilbert is committed to DEI. We are an IP Inclusive Charter signatory and an active participant in the IP Inclusive network, including in relation to its Summer of IP program.
“I’m just bowled over by the amount of time and effort you and your colleagues have put into these Summer of IP projects. The events look to have been amazing. Thank you so, so much.”
Andrea Brewster OBE CPA EPA, Lead Executive Officer, IP Inclusive
We are also proud to support ChIPs, a non-profit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy.
One of our partners is part of the London Chapter’s Leadership team, and the firm supports the organization more broadly in terms of organising, hosting and sponsoring events, in particular the annual ChIPs European Summit.