Women’s Network

Bates White is committed to promoting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Women are represented at all levels of the firm, including senior leadership.

Fueled by Bates White’s guiding principles of empowering our people and building an environment where diverse skill sets are valued, the Bates White Women’s Network was formed in 2014. The group’s mission is to provide a platform to address issues of interest to staff broadly and women at the firm specifically. The firm offers programs aimed at cultivating the unique perspectives of female employees, with a focus on education and information sharing, mentoring, and networking.

“I joined Bates White in 2003 as a Consultant. Currently a Principal and a mother of two sons, I benefited from the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging and interesting cases at Bates White as well as great sponsors who helped me navigate my career path. I hope that my experience provides an example that it’s possible to be dedicated to client work and active in firm leadership roles, while still placing a high priority on family commitments.”

~Margaret D. Albaugh, MA, Principal

“At Bates White, we’re committed to recruiting and retaining talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and to providing a quality work experience. We offer meaningful work assignments, extensive training, mentoring, tuition assistance, leadership opportunities, an award-winning community service program, and competitive benefits.”

~Michelle A. Planty, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources

Recent initiatives

  • Group lunches—interactive small group mentoring lunches with women leadership 
  • Coffee breaks—informal recurring breaks to reconnect, network, and share experiences
  • Spring social—off-site networking gathering with the firm's women