November 29, 2018
Thomson Reuters Legal wins multiple awards at the 2018 Stevie® Awards for Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law program, Checkpoint Catalyst, and Employee of the Year
- The Stevie Awards are one of the world’s top international business awards
- Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law program aims to address the underrepresentation of women at senior levels in law
- The program has expanded to now cover U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland
NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2018 — Thomson Reuters Legal, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has won multiple 2018 Stevie Awards for its Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law program websites, Checkpoint Catalyst, and Employee of the Year.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are one of the world’s top international business awards, created in 2002 to generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and professionals. Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law won the Gold Stevie Award for Best Website or Blog in the category of Media Developed For/By Women. The program’s websites can be found at tr.com/legalinsights/twll as well as at the Legal Executive Institute.
In addition, Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst — a next-generation platform of tax research tools and expert guidance for business transactions — won the Bronze Award for Best New Business Product of the Year. And Anne-Lise Dorry, senior director of Corporate Finance Products, Thomson Reuters, received the Gold Stevie Award for Best Employee of the Year–Business.
The Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law program aims to address the structural barriers and challenges resulting in the underrepresentation of women at senior levels within the legal profession. The program began in the U.S. and Canada — and was expanded in 2018 to cover the UK and Ireland — sponsored by Lucinda Case, Lead, Legal Professionals Europe, Thomson Reuters.
The content on the Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law websites aims to reposition the conversation away from merely what ‘women can do’ and put greater onus on organizations, law firms and the wider legal industry. The sites share information for leaders in the legal profession to truly drive change — through a series of events, articles, interviews, videos, podcasts and white papers.
Readers of the Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law websites can expect to gain insight into the discussions and learn practical tips on how to truly move the needle on gender inequality and promote urgent change to help more women advance their careers and create a more equal future for all legal leaders.
Natalie Runyon, director, Talent Platform, Thomson Reuters, and Ann Lundin, content manager, Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters, accepted the award at the Stevie Awards dinner in New York on Nov. 16.
“We are delighted to receive this recognition for the websites of our program — which we hope helps accelerate the advancement of women in law,” said Deirdre Stanley, executive vice president and general counsel, Thomson Reuters, and executive sponsor of Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law.
“Our program has a simple goal: to open a dialogue among law firm leaders to discuss the barriers facing women in the legal profession,” continued Stanley. “The more these issues are explored, the more progress we can make in leveling the playing field.
“The obstacles to the promotion of women in law, particularly at senior levels, also often relate to the obstacles facing minorities, which adds an extra relevance to the work being done.
“Significant progress has been made since we started in 2016, including our recent expansion into the UK and Ireland earlier this year. However, there is plenty more to be done to promote and achieve greater representation of women in the law.”
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