#34: “Meeting the Challenge” Update

In a previous episode of this podcast, I took a hard look at the data available on the status of women in the legal profession in the United States. After the 10-year report related to the NAWL challenge was published, I went directly to the organization to hear the results of the challenge. In today’s episode, I share these findings and I also discuss the challenge to Fortune 1000 companies to significantly increase opportunities to minority groups and women by 2020.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • What is the “50/15/15” conundrum
  • Why only half the companies are reporting their numbers – and how that affects the results
  • Do women fair better in a one-tier system?
  • Why women work more hours, but have less billable totals
  • The current pay gap between men and women and the biased against women of color
  • The reasons why women tend to leave the profession after 5 and 10-year marks

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

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Episode #9: The Numbers Don’t Lie


Episode #12: The Balancing Act


Episode #4: Don’t Blame It on the Kids


Click here to visit the National Association of Woman Lawyers


Learn more about Heather’s Diversity Partner Mastermind here


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Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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