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Women in Law – Rising Numbers/Stagnant Compensation – It Is Not Just a U.S. Phenomenon

Almost half of all solicitors in Scotland are now women, and when counting solicitors under the age of 45 that number rises to 61 percent, according to the Herald Scotland. Despite these numbers, women remain less likely to reach the “pinnacle” of their career when measured by compensation and position. Why is this? The article more…

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Happiness in Life and Law

A very good friend of WOMN LLC, noted speaker/author/entrepreneur, Debbie Epstein Henry (Co-Founder of Bliss Lawyers), recently interviewed Gretchen Rubin, author of six books, including New York Times best-sellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home.  Gretchen is both a lawyer and an author who has dedicated herself to researching happiness in life and in more…

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How to Manage Any Manager

We all have “bosses.”  In fact, one of the tricks to good client service is treating a wide array of people as your boss.  It works with business colleagues, clients, law partners and even, on rare occasion, spouses (a little humor goes a long way). However, not all of the real managers of us are more…

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Partnership … Eye on the Prize, Maybe

Michael Allen of the recruiting firm, Lateral Link, has written a good and sobering article about steps to take if you do not think you will make partner at your current firm. He advises, as does WOMN LLC, to constantly evaluate (we call it — Re-Assess) where you are and what you are doing. Mike more…

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DLA Piper Global Women’s Conference

The DLA Piper Global Women’s Conference, held in Chicago on Sept. 30, 2014, featured a panel led by Marla Persky on the subject of Onward and Upward: Demonstrating Success as a General Counsel and Beyond.  The panelists addressed a variety of issues including how to position yourself for GC opportunities, things to keep in mind more…

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Quoted in ‘Inside Counsel’

Marla Persky was a featured speaker at the recent  2nd Annual Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, DC on Sept. 18, providing helpful advice to women seeking the GC spot. A quote from Inside Counsel: For those looking to expand their skill sets and areas and areas of knowledge to become more more…

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Fake It ’til You Become It …

We all know that non-verbal cues affect how others see us, but did you know that our body language has an impact on our own feelings of power, control and ability?  Watch this TED talk to learn how a two-minute exercise can help you achieve success. Thanks to TED Talks and Amy Cuddy, brilliant social more…

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Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

At the July 2014 Annual Meeting Awards luncheon, NAWL’s new president Lisa Passante’s closing remarks really hit the nail on the head. Below is a snippet from her remarks: When I thought about what I would say today, knowing I would be following such an impressive line up of speakers, I knew I would need more…

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Best Law Firms for Women 2014

On August 5, 2014, Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers announced the 2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” selected because of their family friendly policies, and business and career development initiatives that help women attorneys succeed and advance into leadership.  Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers have been evaluating firms more…

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Just Look to Nature …

The article, below is tongue in cheek, but really does contain good advice for being taken seriously.  Even female-named hurricanes have something to learn … or is it that we mere humans require the true learning?  Click on the link and enjoy! Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In? Thanks, NPR! And women — as more…

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