ProfessionalMums is a platform for skilled women looking to return to the workforce, or seeking a more flexible working opportunity. CEO Kate Mills told Australasian Lawyer it aims to provide ‘a solution for those women who have left the profession and are looking to get back in but find it hard to get back in in a traditional way.’
Ms Mills added that while there are many gap-bridging strategies, sourcing contract work can be a very useful method as it gives both sides a chance to ‘try before you buy.’
Crowd & Co CEO Jarred Hardman said the partnership is a ‘win-win’ for clients and lawyers in the network, adding that the firm aims ‘to be part of the legal community and support the other organisations that are trying to do something a bit different.’
Law firms that have previously partnered with ProfessionalMums include Allens, Maddocks and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.