The ChIPs Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint Survey, a joint initiative with Diversity Lab, measures gender diversity in law firm leadership as well as the work experiences of women at the practice group level, with a particular focus on intellectual property.
Not Your Typical Diversity Survey
The survey is different from traditional diversity surveys, as it goes beyond just measuring headcount. In addition to assessing the overall representation of women in leadership, the survey asks if firms are actively monitoring and measuring their lawyers’ work activities and experiences, such as work allocation, leave, sponsorship, client pitches, and other critical development and advancement opportunities. The purpose is to ensure that diverse lawyers, specifically women, have equal access to these opportunities and to interrupt any unconscious biases that may exist within firms’ practices or structures.