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To reduce gender pay gap — negotiate!

We all hear about the gender pay gap.  It is frustrating but what can be done about it?  A recent report from the job site Glassdoor finds pay negotiation to be one large driver of the wage gap.  Women are less willing to negotiate salaries than are men. Studies have shown that women are less more…

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Twelfth Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium sponsored by the NYSBA

Please join me on January 25th at the New York Hilton Midtown for a day of learning and networking with a focus on increasing opportunities for attorneys in Startup, Financial Services and Tech Companies presented by the NYSBA Committee on Women in the Law. I will be on a panel addressing, “The Nuts and Bolts more…

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ABA Presentation Looks at Gender and Legal Careers

Elizabeth Hanke of KCIC captures many of the salient points articulated during the March 2015 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s Gender Bender, Take Two panel discussion in her July 14, 2015 blog. (See below). Elizabeth challenges us to share our thoughts about how far women in law have come as well as how far they more…

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Developing Your Personal Brand

I am honored to be a panelist for a seminar run by the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. The Coalition is presenting In-House to Power-House: a series of six building block sessions designed to encourage, assist and foster the professional development of In-House Counsel. Session #4 is Developing Your Personal Brand, International Perspective & Executive Presence. Event Info: more…

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IADC Panel Discussion: Inside and Outside Counsel

For those attending the IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, please attend my panel discussion on July 7th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the International Center North.  I am pleased to be speaking alongside Erik Frick, (Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA) and Kaspar Stoffelmayr (Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, more…

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Building Client Relationships: Upcoming Event in NYC

What works — and what doesn’t — relative to establishing and expanding client relationships in the highly competitive market for legal services?  On June 17, I’ll be speaking at a New York City Bar Association event on the topic of “The Brave New World of Building Client Relationships: Aligning Incentives.” The event is sponsored by more…

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Being a GC and Client Service

In her article, “Through the Looking Glass: How being a GC impacts my approach to client service” published in the on-line INSIDE COUNSEL Jan. 28, 2015 magazine, former BB&T Corporation GC M. Patricia (“Pat”) Oliver gives her top six lessons learned that she utilizes on a nearly daily basis and that can strengthen client relationships.  more…

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Chicago Law Bulletin Profiles WOMN

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin features WOMN principals Marla Persky and Debra Holzman in an article this week by staff writer Roy Strom, headlined “GC career tips from a woman who’s done it.” We can’t link to it — the Bulletin online is for subscribers only — but we can quote from it: Not every more…

Seven Habits of Successful Lawyers

The November 21st edition of Law 360⁰ has a great article written by Keith Goldberg. Unfortunately, I can’t link you to it, but here is the gist of the article which is entitled, “7 Habits of Highly Effective Managing Partners”. The article basically discusses elements of good leadership with a bit of a spin. The more…

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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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