Moving from representation to making an impact
The Women@Berkeley Network plays a key role in helping The Berkeley Partnership to achieve its DE&I ambitions as a firm, and in enabling our women to succeed both professionally and personally. The initiative is focused on fostering a truly inclusive workplace, where all women can achieve to their full potential.
Active across both the UK and US, the group provides Berkeley’s women with social and professional networking opportunities, learning and development programmes, and mentorship and role-modelling. It also offers focused community and support for many of our women’s concerns, such as career progression, balancing work with motherhood, and effective leadership.
The Women@Berkeley Network is open to both men and women at the firm. The network’s central focus is on supporting and empowering our women, and Berkeley recognises that everyone, including men, need to play their part.
Men are welcome to take part in select Women@Berkeley Network events so that they can feel equipped to be better allies and champions.
We recognise the importance of hearing from third parties, who can offer healthy, constructive challenge and fresh thinking. The Women@Berkeley Network facilitates access to third party events and regularly invites external speakers to our own internal events – ensuring we are learning from varied experiences and expert insights.
Diversity, equity and inclusivity have always been an important part of Berkeley’s values and doing the right thing. We value positive energy, community, rigour, simplicity, respect and challenge. We aim to foster a warm, open culture of belonging that enables our people to fulfil their potential, no matter their background, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexuality, disability or working style.