Norton Rose Fulbright listed as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for second year running

Canada Press release - Recognition March 1, 2019

Norton Rose Fulbright’s commitment to offer a diverse and inclusive workplace has again been applauded by the editors of Mediacorp Canada Inc., who consider the global law firm to be one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019.

Norton Rose Fulbright places a premium on not only encouraging diversity but also on fostering an inclusive culture where the value of diversity is recognized.

Walied Soliman, chair of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, said:

“There is perhaps no greater force for growth, both personal and organizational, than diversity. We recognize that and over the years, we have stepped up our efforts to challenge mindsets that hinder inclusion, and to implement measures that allow our people to fully participate and develop within our firm. This recognition shows us that we are on the right path.”

Troy Ungerman, partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer, commented:

“The example needs to be set at the top, but we are trying to build a culture where each person takes ownership in helping to create a work environment that is accepting of all people. Through our diversity and inclusion surveys, we have been tracking our progress and the results show that there has been definite, positive change within our firm in a relatively short period of time.”

In recent years, Norton Rose Fulbright has taken a number of actions to help our people flourish. The firm has established:

  • A Pride Network for LGBTQ colleagues and allies in each of our six Canadian offices.
  • A women’s network to enhance professional development and business and networking opportunities.
  • A leadership program to support high-potential female associates aspiring to partnership.
  • Unconscious bias training nationwide
  • The collection of demographic data during the recruitment process to test for unconscious bias.
  • An annual campaign to confidently and inclusively guide interactions with colleagues or clients with disabilities.

Committed to transparency and accountability, the firm has also been making its diversity data available publicly for the past two years.

Norton Rose Fulbright has made significant progress towards achieving its gender targets in Canada, increasing the number of women on the Management Committee to 46%. Women also represent 26% of the partnership and 65% of the senior leadership in the firm’s business services.

Canada’s Best Diversity Employers is an editorial competition run by Mediacorp Canada Inc., publisher of employment-related periodicals.

For more information contact:

Chantal Ouimet, External Communications Manager
Tel: +1 514.847.4349