Diversity is an integral part of our firm’s culture and strategy. Our firm signed the Diversity Charter back in 2012. Our culture is characterised by respect and appreciation.
Equal opportunities are a matter of course for us, regardless of age, disability, gender, background, religion or sexual orientation. In our 15 offices, over 1,100 people from more than 30 nations work for the interests of our clients.
The Diversity Committee, headed by our two Diversity Heads, Marlies Raschke and Matthias Stupp, meets at regular intervals and promotes the topic of diversity through various initiatives. We have also established a Diversity Network as an open communication channel and source of information on the topic of diversity for all employees at Noerr.
In addition, the following Noerr initiatives exist for targeted promotion and training on the topic of gender diversity:
Her Executive Circle, in various event formats, taking place at one or several locations, we bring together female leaders from business, academia, the public sector, the press and politics to share ideas and promote each other. Our goal is to provide a forum to exchange ideas and promote the representation of women in leadership positions.
Her Network, our internal Noerr community for female lawyers at each office to exchange ideas and network on a regular basis, as well as
Her Campus, a training programme in addition to our general Noerr Campus curriculum, in which relevant career topics and soft skills are practised in workshops and training sessions and via individual coaching.
We also engage and cooperate with the following networks: (include logos if permitted)
- International Bar Association LGBTI Law Committee
- PrOut Employer Partner Programme
- RAHM Global LGBT & Leadership Community
- Initiative Women into Leadership e.V.
- LeadershipNext Academy
- Netzwerk multikultureller Jurist*innen e.V. (Multicultural Lawyers’ Network)
We also participate in events organised by the PANDA Women Leadership Network and the LGBT+ job and career fair Sticks & Stones, and we are involved in the “Show your face” list run by the LBTIQ+ legal career network alice.lgbt.
Finally, we also promote diversity with the Noerr Diversity Scholarship for particularly talented students. The funding goes to law students
- who are active in social, political or volunteer initiatives,
- who are socially in need and/or
- whose parents did not go to university.
We are happy to combine our commitment to society in the area of diversity, too, with what we do best: we advise NGOs and other companies on selected legal issues with a social purpose (pro bono) such as Charta der Vielfalt e.V., PrOut@Work Stiftung, Initiative Women into Leadership e.V. and Uhlala GmbH.