Tyson & Mendes takes the professional and personal growth of both our attorneys and clients seriously. We recognize the vital importance of mentoring and support opportunities in these industries to further women’s equal opportunity, recruitment, advancement, and development.

We formalized the Tyson & Mendes Women’s Initiative to promote growth and facilitate business development for both our attorneys and clients through networking and social information sharing opportunities.

We are honored to host unique events with engaging, meaningful programs addressing women’s issues in the insurance and legal industries.  These events provide a forum for our clients and attorneys to explore networking, mentoring, and business development opportunities.  Our Women’s Initiative events have forged lasting, meaningful relationships both inside and outside the firm.

About 50 percent of Tyson & Mendes’ 140-plus attorneys are women, greatly outpacing the 35 percent national average for women in the legal profession. In addition, about 80 percent of Tyson & Mendes’ support staff are female, resulting in about 64 percent of our overall employees being female.

Would you like us to create a Women’s Initiative event for your company?  Interested in speaking at our regional events?  Contact Client Relations at clientrelations@tysonmendes.com for more information!

Women's Initiative Articles:

Will Women’s Independence be a Silent Victim of the Pandemic?

Author: Marlene Otero | February 9, 2021 9:00am
The UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia stated, “Everything [women have] worked for, that has taken 25 years, could be lost in a year.”  The relentless nature of COVID-19 has put an alarming amount of people out of work, and the majority of the unemployed workforce are women.  Of the more than one million workers ages 20 and over who left the workforce as of September 2020, 85.6% were women.  Leading causes as to why women are leaving...

Tyson & Mendes Named No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report: Defense Firm Recognized for Highest Percentage of Female Equity Partners Among Mid-Sized Firms

November 16, 2020 12:48pm
SAN DIEGO (November 11, 2020) – Tyson & Mendes LLP has been named a No. 1 “Ceiling Smasher” in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report, which annually analyzes and ranks law firms with the highest percentages of female attorneys and equity partners in the nation. Tyson & Mendes was named No. 1 in the “101-250 attorneys” category for female equity partnership, as 50% of Tyson & Mendes’ equity partners are women.

The Unconscious Bias Against Women

Author: Po Waghalter | April 8, 2020 10:13am
We all know society generally favors men in government, politics, the legal field, trying to get a fair deal on car repairs, and generally anything else other than skipping the line at a nightclub on a Saturday night or becoming an Instagram celebrity. If you cannot accept this premise, please stop reading now.

Grit and Growth: The Sole Factors Contributing to Women’s Professional Advancement?

Author: Ashley Kaye | February 11, 2020 3:28pm
You may have heard of the “grit and growth” concept.  In a very brief and simplified nutshell, “grit and growth” refers to common traits of successful people: “grit,” or resilience, and “growth,” or the mindset that people are not simply born successful but rather have the capability to learn and master any given skill through practice and commitment.

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