Friday, September 21, 2012

BigLaw female partners suffer from large disparity in pay

This story from Vivia Chen at the Careerist via

Pay Gap Between Male and Female Partners Is Now Gaping Hole

Let's stop kidding ourselves about how women are faring in the nation's big firms. To put it bluntly, they are not doing well. And it's not simply that their progress has been slow or static. It's worse: Women are actually falling behind. That stark point was made by the 2012 partner compensation survey by search consultant Major, Lindsey & Africa. Some fascinating but depressing highlights about the sexes from the report:

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This news is very unfortunate. Even worse is the fact that lawyers of all people continue to be pacesetters in wage discrimination. It is about time that companies stop making salaries confidential and become transparent in their pay practices. This way, perhaps the gap can begin to shrink instead of vice-versa.

Posted by: Kendall Isaac | Sep 22, 2012 1:46:33 AM

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