Why fewer women than men become partners

Partners sit at the top of the law firm pyramid structure and they have the biggest pay packets. The fact that women are in the minority in most law firm partnerships in Latin America – and indeed the world – is the main reason behind the gender wage gap in the legal profession. Here, we list four common explanations put forward to explain why more women don’t rise through the ranks to become partners.

Why fewer women than men become partners Women are still in the minority in most law firm partnerships in Latin America (Credit: Harry Tennant)

Gender bias puts some opportunities out of reach

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