The “frauen@fgs” initiative was established in 2014 to enhance professional networking between female professionals, make working conditions for women in the firm more attractive, and improve their career opportunities. It focuses on four areas:
- Balancing work and family commitments: Read more about the support we offer parents at family@fgs.
- Networking opportunities: Several times a year, the frauen@fgs initiative invites all female colleagues, often together with female clients, to presentations and workshops. This offers a platform for professional and personal get-togethers within and outside the firm.
- Appointing in-house ombudspersons
- Improvements in communication and transparency
The initiative is supported by an in-house committee, which, in addition to Prof. Thomas Rödder, also includes partners Dr. Barbara Fleckenstein-Weiland, Prof. Michael Hendricks, Dr. Markus Greinert and Dr. Michael Puls.
Flick Gocke Schaumburg celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022. For the frauen@fgs initiative, this was an opportunity to not only celebrate the past, but also look to the future during a special event on sustainability and digital transformation.The speakers included Anna Maria Braun, LL.M., CEO of B. Braun SE, Prof. Dr. Deborah Schanz, Director of the Institute for Business Taxation at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Max Christian Lange, head of public affairs and deputy head of sustainability in the group management of Deutsche Bahn AG, and Dr. Katja Bär, founder and managing director of FOB Family Office.
The first compilation of tax and business law articles written exclusively by female authors was published by Otto-Schmidt-Verlag in 2020. Weighing in at over 600 pages, „frauen@fgs – Vielfalt in der Steuerzentrierten Rechtsberatung“ (women@fgs – Diversity in tax-focused legal advice) was written by 49 female lawyers and tax advisors from all practice areas and offices of Flick Gocke Schaumburg, testifying to their wide-ranging and in-depth expertise.