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Diversity, equity and inclusion

No labels. Let’s just be.

Organisations perform better when everyone can be themselves and are supported and encouraged to fulfil their potential.

Ours is a collaborative, inclusive culture where everyone can flourish. We look to attract and develop people with wide-ranging backgrounds and skillsets. It’s the only way for us to keep evolving and keep pace with change.

Find out more about inclusion at Withers below.

Key statistics

19 %

of our workforce identify as non-white*

45 %

of our partners are women

63 %

of our people are women

65 +

languages spoken

2 %

of our people reported a disability**

4 %

of our people identify as LGBTQ+**

* refers to our people who have disclosed diversity and background information

** refers only to data from UK and US offices

Pride flag

LGBTQ+ trailblazers

In 2022, we marked Pride by celebrating some of the LGBTQ+ trailblazers who have shaped our world, from space exploration to media, and venture capital to fashion. The next generation of trailblazers will be standing on their shoulders as they continue to build a fairer workplace.

LGBTQ+ trailblazers

Key contacts

Paul Askew

Paul Askew

Global Strategic Campaigns Manager | London

Paul Askew

Global Strategic Campaigns Manager | London

Marketing, Business Development and Comms

Gina Bibby

Gina Bibby

Partner | Los Angeles

Gina Bibby

Partner | Los Angeles

Intellectual property and technology

Michael S. Brophy

Michael S. Brophy

Partner | Los Angeles

Michael S. Brophy

Partner | Los Angeles

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Ivan Cheong

Ivan Cheong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Ivan Cheong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Family

#BreakTheBias

We celebrate International Women's Day 2022

Around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day, a global day honoring the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The 2022 theme was #BreakTheBias which is about accelerating women’s equality. 

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Recent initiatives

World AIDS Day 2022

In a joint initiative between our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Giving Back and LGBTQ+ network groups, we rolled out a Red Ribbon campaign across our offices globally, raising awareness and raising funds for HIV and AIDS charities and foundations local to each office to provide direct support to our communities.

Diwali 2022

Diwali or Deepavali is an important Hindu festival which at its heart symbolises the victory of good over evil. Our colleagues around the world have marked Diwali celebrations each year with internal videos sharing what Diwali means to them. This year, thanks goes to Anisha Ramanathan and Akanksha Rathke in Hong Kong, Amarjt Kaur and Shashi Nathan in Singapore.

International Men's Day 2022

We again marked and celebrated some of the male role models in the world today. This year we asked our people to put forward their suggestions, our list this year includes The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, Premier League Footballer Marcus Rashford MBE, former cricketer Freddie Flintoff MBE and Sir Lewis Hamilton.

UK Gender Pay Gap reporting

We are proud of our record of female leadership and supporting women’s careers, including promoting flexible working practices for both men and women for over a decade.

Access our most recent gender pay gap reports below.

UK Gender Pay GAP Reporting 2021      UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2020


Our Pride stories

For our Pride campaign in 2020, we asked some of our LGBTQ+ and ally colleagues across the firm to share their stories. 
Read them here

Insight