Washington Women Lawyers presents
Plugging the Leaky Pipeline:
Promoting Women’s Leadership in Our Legal Community
A series of town hall discussions
Part I: Networking and Mentoring (in-person attendance limit has been reached! Consider registering to attend via telephone.)Networking and client development are key parts of a successful law practice. How can women network effectively, both within and outside of traditional forums? Most successful attorneys have mentors who play a key role in their professional development. How can women attorneys connect with mentors in their practice areas? How can we encourage experienced attorneys to mentor women who are new to the profession?
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 details will be posted closer to the event.
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****
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