On June 13, the Canadian Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce (CCEC) held a round table on “Gender Equality: a good business for organizations”, where more than 140 people listened to the experiences of different companies that are committed to gender equality in the workplace.
Veronica Mieles, an attorney at Paz Horowitz, presented the progress of the firm in this area. Since signing the 7 Women´s Empowerment Principles with UN Women in August 2016, a gender equality committee was created, meeting every two weeks to create and discuss opportunities for other coworkers. More women have been assigned to strategic roles, now holding positions such as the Legal Manager and the General Accountant. Greater work flexibility has been given to new fathers, and other similar actions have been taken.
Paz Horowitz is the only law firm in the country that has signed these principles, which shows the firm´s resolve in promoting equal treatment and developing talent without differentiating gender. Jorge Paz Durini, founding partner, added that the firm is committed to the future, and is a place where women want to work.
Representatives from the following organizations participated in the round table: Embassy of Canada, UN Women, Lila Mom, Women for Women, Quiport, and Paz Horowitz. Agustin Acosta, an associate of the firm and president of the CCEC, moderated the round table.
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Look at the presentation given by Paz Horowitz Abogados