Biglaw is Designed By Men, For Men…So Why Not Start Your Own Firm?

Thirty-five year old sprinter Allyson Felix is the most decorated Olympian in track and field history.  Yet even Felix couldn’t outrun discrimination by her former sponsor Nike — which pressured her to return to form as soon as possible after a high-risk pregnancy and birth while slashing her pay to 70 percent of what she’d…

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Joe + Kamala = A Model for Men and Women As Partners in the Workplace

Not surprisingly, Kamala Harris’ precedential election as the first woman of color Vice President has spawned countless opinion pieces on how Harris’ win has inspired both women and girls nationwide, altered the future of women in politics and demonstrated the value of real diversity.  But there’s a spin that most of the media has missed…

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Don’t Be Your Own Glass Ceiling

This recent article highlights some great advice by More Than A Woman author Caitlin Moran: if you want a career and kids, then don’t marry a glass ceiling.  Moran cautions that for women balancing parenting and a profession, their prospects can come to a grinding halt if the person they partner with or marry isn’t…

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This Post’s for the Girls

Back in the day –almost twenty years ago — when I spent more time with my daughters in the span of a day than I do in a week now that they’re grown, one of our favorite car-song anthems was This One’s for the Girls  by Martina McBride.  It’s a peppy song that celebrates the…

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Gender Equality in Law and the Precedent of Pandemic

Earlier this week, my colleague Bob Ambrogi blogged about seven ways that the pandemic will change the practice of law. Bob argues that post pandemic, lawyers will no longer fear technology, firms will embrace remote practice and reduce physical footprints, more legal services will be delivered online and courts will accelerate innovation.  But there’s one…

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Managing Work and Kids During Covid – You Got This!

Ever since the agrarian era when women gave birth in the fields, then strapped the baby on their backs, women have been multi-tasking childcare and work. Corona virus won’t be the first time that parents – primarily women – will be called upon to work from home while watching the kids nor will it be…

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Corona Virus and Deja Vu All Over Again

In many ways for me, corona virus is deja vu all over again. Five years ago in March 2015, you would have found me working remotely from my home office where circumstances had forced me to relocate eight months earlier when my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Though I’d been remote when my…

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Step Out of Line, Ladies- And Start A Law Firm

By now, most of you have heard about actor Alex Borstein’s memorable acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards.  Closing her remarks, Borstein shared the story of her grandmother, who was awaiting execution in a death camp, but took the risk to step out of line.  “And for that,” Borstein concluded “I am here, and…

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