Employment Firms Remain Tops For Female Attorneys via Law360
Posted on 05-06-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Vin Gurrieri. Law360, New York (April 19, 2016, 10:16 PM ET) -- Employment firms over the past year continued to outpace their general practice rivals in blazing a trail of gender diversity, boasting a greater percentage of... Read More

How to Achieve the Elusive Work-Life Balance As a Businesswoman
Posted on 09-03-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Work life balance is important; it is key to a healthy life. Too much work and you might feel burnt out. Too littler work and you lose sight of structure or personal goals. The life of a businesswoman can make it hard to find that balance as they take on their professional responsibilities as well as... Read More

Chilton Varner: Legal trailblazer and women’s rights activist
Posted on 08-26-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Chilton Varner has been a trailblazer throughout her career as a litigator. Still, Chilton certainly couldn’t have imagined the storied 30-year career she has had as one of the nation’s top product liability litigators when she started her legal career assisting her husband as he launched... Read More

5 Amelia Earhart lessons for businesswomen #WomensEqualityDay
Posted on 08-24-2015 by Christina Alge

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. ”. The obstacles that she overcame in route to the numerous milestones she achieved have been able to serve as lessons for women... Read More

Women less likely to be lead counsel (new study): Does the disparity = discrimination?
Posted on 08-24-2015 by Tracie Morris

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. One of those area is within the legal realm, more specifically lead counsels according to Robin Shea in her article on the LexisNexis Legal... Read More

The Glass Ceiling Report of the U.S. legal industry via Law360
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Christina Alge

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jake Simpson. Women continue to be dramatically underrepresented at every attorney level in the U.S. legal industry, and firms made negligible progress toward gender equality in 2014, according to a Law360 head count survey... Read More

Law360 Survey Results: Who Bears Brunt Of Law's Heavy Workload, Women or Men?
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe. 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... Read More

Law Firm Biases Continue To Thwart Women: But Why? Unconscious Bias
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske. 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... Read More

Female, Minority Lawyers: Moving the "diversity needle" in the legal world
Posted on 08-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler. U.S. law firms moved the diversity needle last year and reversed a trend of shrinking female-associate representation, the National Association for Law Placement said in a report released Tuesday. According... Read More

Female Attorneys: 5 Tips to Help "Make It Rain" via Law360
Posted on 08-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Erin Coe. Female attorneys face institutional and personal challenges to becoming rainmakers at their law firms, but experts say that by developing potential clients early in their careers, zeroing in on a niche focus, and... Read More

Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Ogletree Deakins' Melissa Bailey
Posted on 10-28-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Melissa A. Bailey is a member in Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC's Washington , D.C., office. She serves on the firm's board of directors and practices in the workplace safety practice group. Prior to her election to the board, she served as the managing shareholder of the firm’s... Read More

Guys! Gender equality is your issue too. Why it’s important & what men can do
Posted on 10-21-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

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. What would it look like? How would it function? Open your eyes. Chances are the world you see in front of you, that you’re surrounded... Read More

Women in the law: History, adversities & closing the pay gap [infographic]
Posted on 10-14-2014 by Tracie Morris

In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this number reflects nearly half of the degrees earned in the legal industry, women today still face many disparities in income and promotion opportunities, with women lawyers... Read More

Women entrepreneurs vs. male entrepreneurs: Who's happier?
Posted on 09-11-2014 by Tracie Morris

There's a lot being said out there about the state of women in this country. The gender gap is alive and well when it comes to salary, confidence, happiness, and the number of women in the C-suite and science. Women aren't as happy as they were in the 1970s, research has shown , and their happiness... Read More

Friday Distraction: The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success [Infographic]
Posted on 08-29-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Having it all is a question that has plagued women for decades as they balance the strains of the workplace with the demands of motherhood and marriage. While it appears that progress has been made (in perception at least), a 2013 LinkedIn survey revealed 77 percent of women worldwide consider their... Read More

Friday Distraction: Building a Work Wardrobe on a Limited Budget.[infographic]
Posted on 08-15-2014 by Tracie Morris

So often, we talk about all the things people shouldn’t do instead of offering tips and resources to help guide them in what they should be doing. Instead of talking about what not-to wear, this Infographic provides suggested tips about how to build a good work wardrobe on a limited budget . ... Read More

The “Gold” Standard – What Is It & Does Your Firm Make The Cut?
Posted on 07-30-2014 by rheamalhotra

According to the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, female attorneys are making slow but steady gains in leadership roles at big law firms. One key development is that firms can now qualify for a “gold standard” certification, by enforcing the presence of female attorneys in the office. To... Read More

Women: 1/2 the world, 2/3 the work hrs but only 10% of pay - Gender equality, when?
Posted on 07-24-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

The below is a recent article is courtesy of BostInno . Just this week I saw the following two articles that caused me to bang my head off my desk: Tech Leadership Lags Behind in Gender Diversity and Female [Law Firm] Associate Numbers Decline—Again . As a startup attorney, the representation... Read More

Amal Alamuddin’s Law School Photo Is No Doubt How She Lured in George Clooney — PHOTO
Posted on 07-16-2014 by Hans Thielman

Define "embarrassing." Somehow I don't think George Clooney is going to call off the wedding because of this. Photo and article available via Bustle . Read More

Leadership lessons from Sandra Day O'Connor, who at one time couldn't find a job as a lawyer
Posted on 07-07-2014 by Ted Zwayer

What makes Sandra Day O’Connor a great leader? While she was not a CEO or president of a Fortune 500 company, she demonstrated leadership traits on a daily basis. She set goals and accomplished them. She taught, and she learned. She created a team and led. She accepted public criticism and gave... Read More

10 famous bar exam failures
Posted on 06-06-2014 by Ted Zwayer

For those of you feverishly studying away for the bar exam don’t fret about passing or failing. Here is some interesting information that you may or may not have known to brighten your spirits about some of the most prominent American attorneys who have failed a bar exam in their lives. 1. John... Read More

Why You Should Embrace Change
Posted on 06-02-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Why You Should Embrace Change The professional world changes constantly, and law firms are fluid places. Every year, a new class of attorneys is ushered in; new partners are made, senior partners retire, partners and associates alike transition in and out. Instead of fighting this, instead of resisting... Read More

How One Law Firm Maintains Gender Balance - Avivah Wittenberg-Cox - Harvard Business Review
Posted on 05-29-2014 by eyost

Read the complete article How One Law Firm Maintains Gender Balance via Harvard Business Review. Read More

The 25 Best Law Firms For Female Partners via Law360
Posted on 04-28-2014 by Tracie Morris

Bucking a nationwide trend among law firms of subpar female representation at the partner level, Law360's inaugural class of Ceiling Smashers have shown a commitment to gender equality. This year's Ceiling Smashers are the 25 U.S.-based law firms out of nearly 400 surveyed that have the highest... Read More

What you wear matters - Unless it doesn't | Business, Life and Leadership
Posted on 04-18-2014 by Tracie Morris

In her blog, Business, Life and Leadership, Liz Mason asks the question, "what does your outfit say about your status?" After evaluating a Wall Street Journal article reported on research from Harvard Business School regarding the importance of what you wear in communicating your status,... Read More