Women's Initiative

Porter Hedges is committed to promoting and advancing the careers of its women attorneys.

Our Mission

As a firm, we recognize that gender diversity is directly linked to increased creativity, productivity, growth, and financial success. The Porter Hedges Women’s Initiative’s objectives include:

 Porter Hedges has signed the Houston Bar Association's Gender Initiative Commitment Statement.

Our Initiative

The initiative sponsors presentations and roundtable discussions of current issues confronting women attorneys (including law firm culture, the path to partnership, improving client services, and marketing and business development), marketing and networking events with other women’s groups, events highlighting accomplished women speakers, social and informal mentoring activities, and community service projects.

Recent speakers, events, and initiatives include:

Our Involvement

Women serve in several firm leadership roles including leading the Diversity Committee and Pro Bono Committees.  Women have comprised a majority of our recent law school summer associates and more than half of our current associates are women. Since 2014, more than a third of partner promotions have been female.

 Porter Hedges women attorneys have been involved with and served the following organizations:


Stephanie L. Holcombe
Chair, Women's Initiative

Ashley H. Black
Diversity & Inclusion Manager


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