Women in Law Hackathon
Sandra Edwards, partner and chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Department, participated in the 2016 Women in Law Hackathon. Ms. Edward's team, CompFirmation, focused on leveraging language optimization technology to help firms disrupt systemic unconscious bias and ultimately close the law firm pay gap.
The Hackathon was launched by Diversity Lab, in partnership with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law. Women in Law Hackathon is a Shark Tank-style pitch competition aimed at generating innovative ideas to close the gender gap in law firms. Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the Hackathon are managing partners, practice group chairs, or other high-level leaders in their respective firms. They are working together virtually in teams from January to June 2016 to devise initiatives that will help retain and advance experienced women in law firms. Each team is comprised of six partners from across the country, two talent/diversity thought leaders, and a Stanford law student.
To learn more about the Hackathon, visit the Diversity Lab website.