Thursday, February 20, 2014
From the Washington Post: Large Law Firms are Failing Women Lawyers:
For a profession whose guiding tenets include equity in treatment and the elimination of bias, law is failing its women.
As an adviser to corporate women’s networks, I am hard pressed to name an industry that simultaneously has more progressive policies and yet more of an old-school culture than the large law firm environment does. You can draft as many pro-employee policies as you like, but unless women are co-creators in the firm’s strategy, they will not shape the culture. Women must hold positions―I’d argue half of them―on the influential, high-ranking committees that make everyday decisions.