Plugging the Leaky Pipeline, Part 2: Having Confidence and Taking Credit

  • 04/03/2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • K&L Gates’ Seattle office, 925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900
  • 23


  • Telephone attendance only. Call in details will be provided closer to the date of the session. Please register and call in information will come to you via the confirmation e-mail.

Washington Women Lawyers presents
Plugging the Leaky Pipeline:
Promoting Women’s Leadership in Our Legal Community

In person registration is now full.  Telephone option is still available. 

To dial in, please call (888) 270-9936, and use code 7246536

A series of town hall discussions


Part 2:  Having Confidence and Taking Credit. Our panel will address the issues of why women are less likely than men to promote themselves in the professional context and how women can talk about themselves in a way that showcases their abilities and potential.  Panelists will include Jenny Durkan, United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, as well as prominent attorneys in other practice areas.

Every year since 1985, women have made up over 40% of law school students in the United States.   Yet women still make up only 15% of equity partners in law firms, 20% of general counsel to Fortune 500 companies, and 27% of judges.   For women of color, the disparity is even greater.   The contrast between these statistics gives rise to questions that are deeply connected to the mission of Washington Women Lawyers.  Why are women underrepresented in positions of power and leadership?  And what can we do about it?

Through this series of town hall discussions, WWL seeks to empower women by exploring practical ways that we can plug the leaky pipeline, by changing our own lives, our law practices, and our communities.  Each session is designed to (1) educate participants about a particular component of women’s underrepresentation in the legal profession, and (2) empower participants with tools to address the roots of this disparity.  We hope to also provide a forum in which experienced and newer attorneys can connect.

Additional details: Lunch provided. This is an informational program only, no CLE credit is offered. Telephone access will also be provided for those who would like to listen to the program remotely (telephone participants will not be able to comment). Call-in or webcast access information will be sent to telephone/webcast registrants closer to the event. Once you are registered the call information will be automatically sent to you in a confirmation e-mail.

Please pre-register so we have an accurate count of attendees. Contact WWL Co-Vice President of Professional Development, Shannon Lawless  or Pam Jacobson, with questions

****Telephone participants may now register in advance for this session****  Once you are registered the call information will be automatically sent to you in a confirmation e-mail.


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Header Photo: Clouds Over Mt. Baker

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