Vinson & Elkins Participating in OnRamp Fellowship to Bring Women Back to Legal Workforce
Vinson & Elkins is among 40 law firms and legal departments partnering with Diversity Lab to revitalize the OnRamp Fellowship.
The OnRamp Fellowship, powered by Diversity Lab, is a re-entry platform that matches experienced women lawyers returning to the workforce after a career hiatus with law firms and legal departments in the U.S. for year-long paid positions. The fellowship allows women to become reacclimated to the legal industry while also giving them an opportunity to showcase their capabilities to employers.
“The goal is to provide returning women and other lawyers with additional experience and skills while helping law firms and legal departments replenish their talent pipeline with diverse, high-performers who have a desire to return to and advance in these organizations,” said Caren Ulrich Stacy, Founder of OnRamp Fellowship. “More than three million women left the workforce in the last few years, with the pandemic exacerbating the exodus further. We want to make sure the lawyers who left have a structured path back into law.”
V&E is dedicated to fostering an environment where women thrive and succeed. The firm is currently participating in Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 5.0 initiative to boost diversity, inclusive of gender diversity, in law firms. V&E also was recently honored with the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance (D&FA) ‘Tipping the Scales’ award for having promoted 50% or more women into the partnership. V&E is among only 67 firms across the nation who received the recognition from D&FA.
OnRamp Fellowship’s goal is to bring 200 women back into the legal industry by 2025. Since the launch of the fellowship, OnRamp has placed 95 fellows, a third of which are women of color.
Lawyers not currently in the legal workforce who are interested in applying for a Fellowship are encouraged to apply here before November 30, 2021.
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