December 9th, 2020, New York, US
Out Leadership, the oldest and largest coalition of global companies working to improve LGBTIQ+ equality in the world is delighted to welcome the leading independent Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth as a new member company, representing the organization’s continued expansion into the Asia Pacific region.
“We are delighted that Corrs is joining as our 12th new member firm this year. Their strong and ongoing commitment to LGBTIQ+ inclusion amongst their employees, clients and the broader community makes them a natural fit for our global community of leading companies,” said Todd Sears, CEO & Founder, Out Leadership.
Corrs is the first Australian law firm to join Out Leadership. The firm is widely recognized for its activity around LGBTIQ+ awareness and ally training, and for many years has provided significant pro bono support for many LGBTIQ+ affiliated organizations.
Gavin MacLaren, Senior Partner and CEO at Corrs said: “It is critical that we cultivate an environment where everyone feels welcome, and diversity is embraced and celebrated. We are delighted to partner with Out Leadership to realize the positive impact of LGBTIQ+ inclusion.”
Corrs has been recognized for its commitment to diversity in a range of areas, including by the Australian government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the Diversity Council of Australia and LGBTIQ+ not-for-profit Pride In Diversity.
About Corrs Chambers, Westgarth:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm.
With more than 175 years of history and a talented and diverse team of over 1000 people, Corrs prides itself on its client-focused approach and commitment to excellence. Its fundamental ambition is the success of the firm’s clients, and this is reflected in everything Corrs does.
Corrs advises on the most significant global matters and connect with the best lawyers internationally to provide its clients with the right team for every engagement. The firm is also at the forefront of some of the most high-profile public international law matters in its region, assisting governments and corporations with the resolution of highly complex cross-border disputes.
Corrs has a strong and ongoing commitment to LGBTIQ+ inclusion amongst their people, their clients and their broader community.
To learn more, please visit: www.corrs.com.au
About Out Leadership:
Out Leadership is the oldest and largest global LGBTQ+ business advisory that partners with the world’s most influential companies to build business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBTQ+ equality forward. We believe that LGBTQ+ inclusion positively impacts business results, and that including LGBTQ+ people at the most senior level of executive leadership builds business. We call this idea Return on Equality™.
Comprised of 85 global member firms and dedicated to cross-industry collaboration, Out Leadership is a certified B Corporation. Out Leadership convenes CEOs, business leaders and allies at exclusive invitation only events across 4 continents. Out Leadership also operates three talent initiatives: Quorum, which aims to increase LGBTQ+ representation on corporate boards; OutNEXT, the first global talent development program for emerging LGBTQ+ leaders; and OutWOMEN, connecting senior level LGBT+ women in business. To learn more, please visit https://outleadership.com/