Women in the Profession
Alicia M. Bendana, Chair Maurine W. Laborde, Chair
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
Great articles worth checking out and sharing:
Coveting Not a Corner Office, but Time at Home (7/7/13)
On April 6, the comittee held a meeting to discuss it's programming for the 2016-17 period.
On November 2, 2015, Judy Perry Martinez discussed "Finding Your Passion In and Through the Law"
On September 24, 2015 Darleen Jacobs discussed “Obtaining a Client Base, First Chairing Jury Trials, and Courtroom Behavior"
On September 9, 2015 Dawn Barrios spoke about “A Letter to My 23 Year Old Self"
On August 25, 2015: The commitee met to discuss “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” (Televised TEDTalk by Amy Cuddy)
On April 28, 2015, the WIP Committee held its first meeting of the year to discuss its programming for the 2015-2016 period.
On October 27, 2014, the Commitee held a Conversation with Paulette Brown - "Determined to Rise: A Conversation on Law, Leadership, and Being "The First" -- with Paulette Brown, President-Elect of the American Bar Association."NOBA Honors the First 100 Women Lawyers in New Orleans.
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.