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Confidence versus Competence

Here’s a great and relevant article in The Atlantic: The Confidence Gap between Men and Women  “Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here’s why, and what to do about it,” is the subhead on the piece by  Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. It more…

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Use Your So-Called ‘Dark Traits’ … in Moderation

Can manipulation, narcissism, and antisocial behavior be a good thing? Experts say, “yes” — if you’re aware of these traits and use them selectively and wisely. See this article in the Wall Street Journal online: What Corporate Climbers Can Teach Us For instance, people with narcissism, who want to be the center of attention, often more…

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Why Women Get Interrupted, How to be Heard

Girls are trained from an early age to listen more than talk.  Is it any wonder that we get interrupted by others while in the midst of sharing an idea or suffer the indignity of others taking credit for what we just articulated? This article from Soraya Chemaly published in the Huffington Post – “10 more…

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Women Attorneys: Tips for Achieving Influence and Power

Erinn Bucklan recently published this great article on leadership and power on DailyWorth.com. To help harness your true power, read this: Be More Powerful No Matter What Your Job Title   It contains practical tips for how to translate who you are and what  you do to achieve power in the workplace. Rather than focusing more…

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Women Partners Still Lag Behind Men, But What’s the Full Story?

From the Law Blog of the Wall Street Journal … this has received widespread attention, as well it should: Women Partners Still Lag Behind Men in Billing Rates, Management Roles The research indicates female attorneys at big law firms have billing rates lower than those of male attorneys.  At first blush this appears to be more…

Large Law Firms are Failing Women Lawyers

Large Law Firms are Failing Women Lawyers http://www.nawl.org/p/bl/et/blogaid=54

Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms

Report of the Eighth Annual NAWL National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms: http://www.nawl.org/p/bl/et/blogid=10&blogaid=56