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Leveraging Your Network & Sponsor Relationships

WOMN’s Sheila Murphy recently moderated a panel entitled Leveraging Your Network & Sponsor Relationships for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for the New York City Bar Association‘s 2019 Associate Leadership Institute Fellows. On the engaging panel of mentors and proteges were M. Scott Peeler and Tope Yusuf, both partners at Arent Fox, Sharis Pozen, more…

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Catapulting the Needle

At the Women’s Leadership Forum, Sheila Murphy delivered a keynote focused on how we accelerate women’s progress at law firms. Sheila discussed how the reality of women’s progress in the legal field is depressing and even more so for women of color. For the most part, the legal profession and law firms have approached this more…

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The Power of the Purse: Investors Seek Diversity on the Boards of Companies in Which They Invest

Marla Persky recently led a panel discussion at the Center for Women in Law 2019 Power Summit about “The Power of Three.”  On the panel were Adrienne Monley, Head of Investment Stewardship for Vanguard in Europe and Danielle Sugarman, VP Investment Stewardship at Blackrock. They discussed the benefits, from an investor perspective, of having a more…

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The Importance of Staying in Touch with Firm Alumnae

Sheila Murphy and Marla Persky participated in an event that Weil Gotshal held for its female alumnae during Women’s History Month.  The program focused on the value and importance of board diversity.  It was a meaningful event for all who attended and provided a wonderful vehicle for staying in touch with colleagues from the firm. more…

Transformation from Writing Appellate Briefs to Legal Thrillers

Reyna Marder Gentin discussed her journey from appellate attorney representing criminal defendants to writing fiction.  Unreasonable Doubts is her newly published novel…a legal thriller that combines suspense, romance and tradition. The talk and book signing were part of the WOMN Networking Event series in Chicago.  The wonderful evening was hosted by McDermott Will & Emery more…

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Men Still Over-Represented in Top Management, Study Finds

New data compiled by LinkedIn indicates that the gender gap at the top of the legal profession persists and in fact has not narrowed much in the past decade. The business social networking company recently released the first article from a new monthly series titled “The Gender Ladder”. Law firms “are saying the right things,” University of more…

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Brand Channels and Your Headshot

A good headshot is really an important “brand channel” to reach others.  How often do you look at someone’s LinkedIn profile to figure out who to look for when attending a professional event? Your headshot is often the  first “connection” you can make.  I recently updated my 15 year old picture with the help of more…

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ABA Study: Gender and Racial Bias Remains Widespread

One would have hoped that by this time male and female attorneys would be on par for career advancement.  Although hope springs eternal, women and minority attorneys find that the road to success continues to be rocky and sometimes illusive. See the link, below, to the ABA publication discussing a recent survey conducted by the more…

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Too Busy to Think

We all are bombarded with information and things to do. I find time in the car is a valuable refuge, allowing me the opportunity to listen to books I don’t have the time to read, music to calm my inner beast, and listen to podcasts that give me the chance to really listen to and more…

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If Only I Could Do It Again …

Are you one of those people who can think of the perfect comeback, or way to handle a situation after the fact?  If so, you are in good company.  Critically analyzing “how you could do it better” is a very healthy, productive activity.  In fact, most highly successful people are quite self-critical.  There is, however, more…

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