Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This week we are talking about something very near and dear to our hearts – being a woman in the legal profession.
It’s 2016, are we really still having this same tired conversation about women in the workplace? Yes, yes we are.
In this episode we discuss:
- What is it really like to be a woman in the legal workforce?
- Why is it so hard to be a woman in the legal profession?
- Lee and Alison share their experience as lawyers, and from other jobs
- What is the “Martha Stewart” complex and why is it dangerous for women?
- Dealing with the lack of sponsorship for female lawyers
- How motherhood fits into your career as a lawyer
- Why are we not openly discussing the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood in the legal profession?
- Where can we go from here?
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- Helping Moms Lean In, But Not Too Far – NY Times
- One Reason Why the Legal Profession is so Screwed Up
- My Beloved World by Justice Sotomayor
- Ms JD Law Review Diversity Survey
- What No One Tells You Before You Go To Law School: You’re Entering a Sexist Profession
- Mentors or Sponsors: Which Do You Need?
- Having Daughters Rather Than Sons Makes You More Liberal
- BigLaw Partner Begs Associates Not to Leave Because of Their Kids
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