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Diversity at the Partnership Level … A Long Journey

You don’t have to look far to see that partnership ranks still are glaringly non-diverse.  Even firms that make significant efforts to recruit minorities and women face scrutiny when their partnership classes remain prominently white and male.  A latest example is highlighted here, although it is unreasonable to single out any one firm for such 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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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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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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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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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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