Akerman’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) provides a system of advocacy, education, and support to advance women within Akerman, the legal profession, and the communities in which we live and work. The three core objectives of WIN are recruiting and retention, advancement and promotion, and business development and we are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusivity in WIN endeavors.

WIN implements structural support for women, including the establishment of formal mentoring relationships that drive professional advancement, the organization of professional development training and opportunities, the hosting of internal networking events, and the creation of educational programs that address issues affecting professional women.

Driving our efforts and accountability, Akerman signed on to Mansfield Rule 2.0, a rigorous law firm certification program requiring the consideration of at least 30% women and minorities for all equity partner promotions, lateral partner searches, and leadership roles within the firm. Our work has yielded results with Law360 naming Akerman as one of the top five large law firms in its "2019 Glass Ceiling Report" on the legal industry's progress in increasing female representation at all levels of the organization. Today, an unprecedented number of women now serve in practice leadership positions within Akerman, more than 50% of our recent partner promotions were women, and our firmwide governing committees are substantially diverse.

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