South Jersey Biz chose to feature Ms. Ward and 15 other exceptional female professionals because they “lead by example and have attained an immeasurable amount of success by pushing boundaries and making their dreams a reality.”
Along with being a top litigator, Ms. Ward is recognized for founding her own law firm and challenging gender inequalities in the industry, a field that has long been exclusionary to women. Female lawyers earn 80 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make, and only 1 in 5 law firm partners are women.
“I want to use my platform to advance women in the profession,” Ms. Ward explained. “According to statistics, less than 3% of law firms are women owned. I want to do my part to pass the baton to the next sister behind me.” Ms. Ward was “honored to be featured among such amazing women who are positively impacting New Jersey.”