What’s working (and not) in retaining and promoting women

I had so much fun visiting  Boston recently.  

The National Association of Women  Lawyers hosted their annual “Meeting the Challenge” program where they  shared the results of  their  2016  law  firm survey.  

For over a decade, they’ve been measuring the progress (or lack thereof) related to partnership, leadership, compensation, and more.  

As you may remember, I shared the disappointing realities of women in law in  Episode #7 of the Hustle & Flow podcast  back in March.  

Instead of just going over the  numbers again, this time I wanted to share with you the insights shared in the room. 

We had some wonderful discussions and I learned of a few really interesting projects that seem to be making a difference.  

I thought it might help for you to hear what others are doing so that you can take that information back to your firms and maybe try them as well.  

Even if you’re not in a large firm, or you’re not a woman,  I think we all have to be allies of each other and be proactive if we want to see change. 

When we all come together, everyone wins! 

You can find out about this year’s survey results and get some fresh ideas by listening to  this week’s podcast episode, Meeting the Challenge. 

If your firm has success stories to share or you have ideas on how firms can more  aggressively seek to  close the gap, leave a comment below! 

And, in less serious news,  I had maybe too much fun picking out the swag for the sponsor  gift  bag. If you missed my Instagram pics, you can check them out  HERE. 




P.S. If you’re at an  AmLaw 200 firm that’s committed to  retaining and promoting  diverse partners, I’m currently filling spots for my  Diversity Partner Mastermind  programs in 2018. You can learn more  about the requirements and details  HERE.  If you have any questions or would like to have a  frank conversation about whether your firm would be  a good fit, you can schedule  a time for us to talk  HERE 

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