Commitment to inclusion
Dentons adds leaders to promote women
Amanda Jones (pictured) will take on the role of women’s advancement director, and Kate Broer will focus on women’s business development.
Ms Jones, an employment partner based in Edinburgh, joined Dentons in October 2017 as part of its merger with Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens where she was a board member and head of the employment practice.
In addition to her role as co-chair of Dentons’ women’s network in the UK, Inspire, and being a part-time employment judge in Scotland, Ms Jones is also a director at Hibernian Football Club and Hibernian Community Foundation. She is also chairman of the Scottish Government Advisory Board on Women and Girls in Sport.
As women’s advancement director at Dentons, Ms Jones will focus on the development and progression of women lawyers to partner and leadership positions.
This will involve supporting leadership across Dentons and working closely with the firm’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Committee, its WomenLEAD groups, its talent and professional development teams, as well as external organisations.
Toronto-based partner Ms Broer will add the women’s business development responsibilities to her existing role which is focused on client development globally.
With her new responsibilities, Ms Broer will support women partners and lawyers across the firm through targeted programmes focused on enhancing, supplementing and supporting their business development and marketing skills.
Joe Andrew, Dentons global chairman, said: “Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and the advancement of women lawyers in our firm is fundamental to who we are and our success.”