Gunster business litigator Linda Conahan discusses her accomplishments as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated profession – including how Gunster’s diversity has changed over the years, and how today, one in every three attorneys at the firm is a woman.
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Women in law: Gunster’s history of diversity
My journey toward diversity began in the 1970s, when I was part of the largest class of female students ever to enter the University of Florida’s law school.
From there, I went on to be the first female lawyer, partner and then the managing partner at my previous law firm.
I joined Gunster in 2001. I was the first woman ever to serve on its board of directors and the first female litigator to become an equity shareholder.
Times have changed since then.
Today, one in every three lawyers at Gunster is a woman – and women are active at all levels of leadership across the firm, including leading some of the largest and most prominent practice areas.
Our recruiting program supports our diversity efforts. And we seek to draw women and minorities into areas of the law where, historically, a selection of lawyers has not really been diverse.
At Gunster, we are committed to a world where men and women of every race and creed have equal opportunities.
Times will continue to change, but Gunster’s diversity story is still being written.