How Friedman LLP encourages women’s professional development

BVWireIssue #162-4
March 23, 2016

About half of the 400 employees at Friedman LLP are women, which reflects the firm’s desire to recruit, train, and promote women professionals. Friedman LLP is an accounting firm based in New York City that also provides valuation services. Harriet Greenberg, co-managing partner, leads the firm’s Women’s Development Network (WDN), designed to encourage and mentor women at her firm. In a podcast, Greenberg stresses the importance of having a mentor, and says that all professionals at the firm—both men and women—have a mentor. But she says it’s often more critical for a woman to have a role model and be able to ask questions that “only another woman would understand.” In addition to mentoring, WDN offers help with networking, leadership, negotiating, and work/life balance.

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