Women's Equality Day is Aug. 26th: In Honor, We’ve Put Together a List of Resources for Female Legal Professionals

Posted on 08-14-2017 by
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Gender equality continues to be a struggle in the legal profession.


Women's Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26th. According to the National Women’s History Project:

Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

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In honor of Women's Equality Day, here’s a list of resources for female lawyers and women in the legal industry.

10 Great Resources for Female Lawyers (And Standing up for the Women I Care About)

Gender equality:  Husbands, fathers and sons, it’s your issue too.

BigLaw's Gender Diversity Problem Is the Traditional Model Itself

Law’s playing field has been anything but level as far back as I can remember. My first experience with the profession’s gender bias came decades ago when I was a young assistant U.S. attorney.

 You’re Pro-Life/Pro-Choice, but You’ve Never Read Roe v. Wade? Really?

Roe v. Wade … I never read it, not even in law school. But when you read it, you’re in for a shock.

How to Achieve the Elusive Work-Life Balance as a Businesswoman

Work life balance is important; it is key to a healthy life. Too much work and you might feel burnt out.

5 Amelia Earhart Lessons for Businesswomen

Famous female aviator Amelia Earhart once said “Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.”.

Women Less Likely To Be Lead Counsel (New Study): Does The Disparity = Discrimination?

While women are able to work in a wider range of job now than in the past there are still some work forces where their presence isn’t represented equally.

Survey Results: Who Bears Brunt Of Law's Heavy Workload, Women or Men?

Female lawyers work on average four more hours a week than their male counterparts do, are more likely to not have children and are vastly more likely to work part time or leave the profession altogether once they do have a child, according to a Harvard Law School survey of its graduates

Law Firm Biases Continue To Thwart Women: But Why? Unconscious Bias

U.S. law firms are not hiring or promoting more female attorneys than they were a year ago, a failure that everyone from in-house attorneys to BigLaw bosses says can only change when the industry confronts its deep-rooted unconscious bias about women in law.

First Female Lawyer, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood Admitted Before SCOTUS in 1879. How Are You Standing Out To Be Ahead Of The Curve?

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood is another illustration that we should always stand up for what we believe.

Guys! Gender Equality Is Your Issue Too. Why it’s Important & What Men Can Do

Close your eyes. Imagine a world where the word “equality” didn’t just represent a goal to strive for, but a life we actually are able to live out.

 5 Tips for Women to Succeed in the Legal Tech Workforce

Just 30 percent of the average tech company workforce is comprised of women. By comparison, women make up 59 percent of the overall U.S. labor force and almost 51 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau.

Fixing the Gender Gap in Law – And Beyond

It’s no secret that our legal profession faces an embarrassing dilemma: There is a 17 percent pay gap between men and women across the profession and an 18 percent gap in Big Law. But take some solace – we’re not alone. In Silicon Valley technology shops, women constitute only 20 percent of employees.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement: Almost 100 Years Later & Still Asking: Equality When? [Infographic]

It has been estimated that, at the current rate of change, it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity with men in key leadership roles in the United States. So why aren’t we asking, equality when?

Susan B. Anthony's Suffrage Speech: 1 of the Top 10 Greatest Speeches

History has given us countless memorable speeches (and no I’m not talking about the speech from ‘Independence Day’). From Fredrick Douglas to Abraham Lincoln these speeches have served as benchmarks of history.

Media Monitoring Shows Sexism Abounds...Still

In the late 1960s, cigarette-brand Virginia Slims launched an ad campaign with the tagline, “You’ve come a long way, baby.”  Perhaps that was high praise coming from the misogynistic “Mad Men” of the time, but women everywhere recognized it as more of the same sexism they experienced daily.

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