We often overlook one of our greatest career assets: our friends and peers. We can seek a different sort of guidance from women our own age, who can often intuitively understand what we're dealing with because they're facing the same issues. Our friends and peers will eventually become the decision makers as time passes. Ann Friedman writes about the importance of a horizontal network in "Can't Find a Mentor? Look to Your Peers."
Sidley Austin associate Jessica Beringer offers advice to help you break away from the pack as a young associate. Listen here to her top 10 tips for being a stand out associate.
Seeking equal payment for women, a non-equity partner sues her firm. In her suit, she claims that a "male-dominated culture" keeps women from earning equal pay and equal partnership status and that the lack of policies on promotion requirements allow gender biases to play a role in the decision-making. Read more here.
Many women attorneys are now discovering that generating business and expanding client relationships is one thing, getting credit for those efforts and successes is another. Why does origination credit matter and what can women attorneys do to ensure that they get credit where credit is due? Read more here.
A panel of attorneys, speaking at Ms. JD’s eighth annual conference on women in law, offer their top pieces of advice for female attorneys looking to supercharge their careers. From choosing mentors, adding value, owning your work….and your mistakes, and being creative about work-life balance. 4 Ways Female Attorneys Can Grow Their Careers
There are a handful of law firms that have acheived true gender parity. When leaders place a priority on increasing diversity, the law firm as a whole benefits. Establishing a reputation as a law firm where gender diversity is valued can also be a powerful force that allows firms to attract high-performing women. Read more here.
Research shows that companies that have boards with higher numbers of women deliver significantly better returns on equity, sales and capital. Why aren’t there more women leaders? Why men must advance women’s leadership. Read more here.
Women Business Leaders - Surviving and Thriving in Shark Infested Waters by Duane Morris Initiative: Part One / Part Two
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On September 23, 2014, the Women in the Profession Committee & Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee co-hosted a CLE on "The Supreme Court and Women's Health: Reflections from 2014" with Ellie Schilling, Marjorie Esman, and Jennifer Greene. The panelists discussed the latest decisions coming from the Supreme Court and how they affect women.
On March 20, 2014, the Committee hosted the Inaugural Barristers for Brunch program to honor the first 100 women attorneys in the New Orleans legal community.