Christy Crider talks with the Tennessean about her new role as chair of Baker Donelson's Women's Initiative and why a law firm needs a Women's Initiative.
"If you look at the statistics, about 45 percent of associate attorneys nationwide are women. If you look at law schools, they're also hovering around the 50 percent mark for female students. And yet, year after year, the national statistics are that only about 25 percent of shareholders are women. Now, Baker Donelson beats the national average. But to me, until the number of women who are shareholders closely resembles the number of women who are in law school, we have work to do."