On the day “More jurists on the Boards of Directors”, moderated by Marlen Estévez last 14 October, It highlighted the need for the figure of a jurist in these organs of government and how that woman is a matter of meritocracy and place value knowledge, management experience and attitudes.

the day "More you jurists on the Boards of Directors" organized by Women in the Legal World (WLW) in the General Council of the Spanish Lawyers had the presence of Victoria Ortega, Isabel Tocino, Maria Segimón, Anna Birulés, Ignacio Bao and Silvia López Jimenez.

Anna Birulés is needed diversity on Boards: overviews, of genre, internationalization, then why not lawyers? Professionals must have extensive knowledge of economic issues, labor… a global perspective and be seen. Birulés talked about how perceived lack of legal advisers in tasks of technological risks, Big data, Artificial intelligence… since the legal vision is needed.

Professionals must have extensive knowledge of economic issues, labor… a global perspective and be seen. Anna Birulés

Victoria Ortega also had an impact on the culture of the data and the needs enclosing, in laying claim to the best in training and specialization. The president of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers was left with a vision “exciting”.

According to Isabel Tocino be overcome external borders, since the Councils themselves are not aware of the value it adds a lawyer: because the risks are increasing, Newer and overcome internal borders. Regarding the access of women to these organs lawyer summed it up in: “believe us”. To value the skills and attitudes to mitigate reputational risks in companies that are increasingly judicialized.

“The Councils themselves are not aware of the value that a lawyer adds: because the risks are increasing, Newer and overcome internal borders”. Isabel Tocino

Maria Segimón explained that Secretary of the Council is not enough to give the Jurídic visionto and necessary to supplement a financial. For her, gender diversity, training, experience, skills and talent must go hand strategic vision legal.

Ignacio Bao brought a photograph of what worries now on the Boards of Directors when looking for a member: compliance, digitization “the data”, globalization and climate change and, Of course, is looking for the best professional, This is not a matter of gender but of meritocracy. Nevertheless, Bao assumed: “naturally, it does not come out for a woman to join the Council, is a measure that requires coercivity”.

“Naturally, it does not come out for a woman to join the Council, is a measure that requires coercivity”, Ignacio Bao.

Silvia López-Jiménez provided the study data “Lawyers & Fools: Lawyer-Directors in Public Corporations” in which it is collected, you can now join WLW's Young Division, as if the director is a lawyer:

  • it is less likely organizations taking risks,
  • incentives aligned with shareholders,
  • bridge with external advisors,
  • It is more likely to be shared by companies in the sector, to
  • there is more protection against takeover bids.
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