Diversity Equity & Inclusion
The best workplaces bring together people with a variety of organizational and worldview experiences—and have a culture, attitude, and behaviors that make them feel they belong.
Happy Pride Month from Vault Law
Find the Vault Law Firm DEI Survey details HERE. Find associate insight on diversity and firms' Diversity Reports on their Vault profile.
RSM: A Top-Ranked Accounting Firm That Truly Cares About Employee Wellbeing
RSM is a unique top-ranked accounting and consulting firm in that it places a significant amount of emphasis on the wellbeing of its employees, empowering its people to be their best selves professionally as well as personally. RSM truly cares about its people as individuals and understands that wellbeing goes well beyond employees’ experience at work.
Vault-Firsthand Celebrates Top Employers for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Today, while many professional services firms claim to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, not that many can back up their words with concrete actions. Indeed, it takes more than merely including a DEI statement on a website to prove that fostering individuality, recruiting a diverse workforce, and committing to promoting all employees is a priority.
25 Best Accounting Firms for 2024
Today, we're very excited to release our 2024 Vault Accounting 25, a ranking of the best accounting firms to work for. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 11,000 accounting professionals, who were asked to rate their firms in several workplace categories, including business outlook, compensation, culture, diversity, hours, overall satisfaction, training, wellness offerings, work/life balance, and more.
Meet Kendra Blacksher, an Audit Senior Manager at RSM and Mother of Four
Today, the best workplaces understand that committing to helping employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is an important part of building a vibrant team culture. And to no one is this commitment more welcome than to parents balancing careers with the charms and challenges of parenthood.
Influential Women in Tech and What We Can Learn From Them
In 1889, Anna Bissel became the first female CEO in the United States, breaking traditional gender roles and setting an example for generations of women to come. Fast forward to today, 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs.
Navigating Generational Diversity, Part 1: Why do Generational Differences Matter in the Workplace?
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of “generational diversity,” you’re probably not alone. For all the focus on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, this is one form that has received far less attention.
25 Best Investment Banks to Work for in 2023
Today, we're excited to release our 2023 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 3,000 investment banking professionals.
The Best Thing About Mansfield Certification? It’s Working–and Here’s How
When it comes to diversity and inclusion in the legal world, few initiatives have been as successful, and as widely embraced, as the Mansfield Rule. In the five years since its inception, it has gained astonishing momentum among law firms (as well as other companies).
What is Mansfield Certification and Why is it so Important for Law Firms?
If you’re an avid reader of our Vault rankings and profiles, you’ve certainly come across references to the Mansfield Certification. Firms that have achieved this certification will usually list it among their “Notable Awards,” and for good reason: Mansfield Certification, while relatively new, has become an important and powerful indicator of a firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through commitment to the “Mansfield Rule.
Last Chance to Register for Our 2022 D&I in Internships Virtual Career Fair
On November 3rd, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair. Those who attend will gain exclusive access to internships and top employers, along with exciting job postings, opportunities to meet experienced professionals from a number of companies, informative panel discussions, and a keynote speaker event.
Register for Vault Law's 1L Diversity Summit
On Thursday, November 10, 2022, Vault Law will host a 1L Diversity Summit for diverse law students in the very early stages of their legal careers. You can register for this free informational summit here, and learn more about it below.
Moving Past Diversity and Equity to Inclusion: A Case for Making Space
A quick search for law firms and diversity on Google will return a myriad of “Diversity Scorecard” news. Since at least 2016, ALM Intelligence, an information and intelligence company, has been ranking the diversity of a law firm’s composition as firms have been advocating for greater diversity in the workplace.
2022 Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Career Fair: A Look at This Year’s Sponsors
On November 3rd, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair. Those who attend will gain exclusive insider access to top internships and employers, including the opportunity to engage with representatives from a number of employers.
Key Findings From The Vault Law 2022 Diversity Survey-Part 2
In our last post, Part 1, we detailed the findings in Section 1 of the Vault Law 2022 Diversity Survey report pertaining to firm policies, efforts, and initiatives in the DEI space. Today, we will walk through the key findings from Part 2, going over current law firm demographics.Women make up 49% of associates at the average law firm, up from 47% last year, but representation declines as we move up the ladder.
Register for Firsthand’s 2022 Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair
On November 3rd, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair. The fair will provide students with exclusive insider access to internships and top employers, along with job postings, opportunities to meet experienced professionals, informative panel discussions, and a keynote speaker event.
Key Findings From The Vault Law 2022 Diversity Survey-Part 1
The results of the Vault Law 2022 diversity survey are in! Expect at least two posts dissecting our findings, but for this first one we'll just look at the highest-level takeaways in our general report.
6 Things Working Moms Need Their Managers to Know
When you come back to work after maternity leave (or are a mom starting a new job), there are certain things you need your manager to know. The following six points are extremely important for all managers of working moms to know.
Q&A with Tish Archie-Oliver, Unilever’s Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging for North America
Tish Archie-Oliver has more than 20 years of human resources experience, including 15 years focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion-related work. Tish is currently the Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging for North America at Unilever, which has one of the top internship programs in the U.S.
2023 Vault Law Rankings
Vault Law’s rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law firm associates, and from the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top law firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for.
Announcing Vault's 2023 Best Law Firms for Diversity
Continuing our rolling rankings release, we are proud to announce the 2023 Best Law Firms for Diversity! Coming in at the top of the rankings is McDermott, Will, & Emery.
Celebrating Top-Ranked Firms for Diversity: BCG and Schellman
In honor of the final days of Pride Month, we’re highlighting two of our top-ranked employers for diversity and inclusion: leading consulting firm BCG and leading accounting firm Schellman. These two employers are exemplary in the areas of recruiting, mentoring, supporting, and advancing individuals of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.
What Companies Can Do to Support LGBTQ Employees
Larger companies, such as multinational corporations, exist not only to provide a product or a service, or to drive profits for their investors, but they also have a role to play on the world stage. Large corporations can influence public opinion across the globe with their stance on any number of social issues, along with their advertising and charitable endeavors; however, it is far too easy for a company to simply say they take a stance on either side of an issue, without ever really doing anything.