Washington Women Lawyers presents
Plugging the Leaky Pipeline:
Promoting Women’s Leadership in Our Legal Community
A series of town hall discussions
Part III: The Pay Gap
In 2011, female lawyers’ weekly salary was 86% that of male lawyers, and female equity partners’ income was 86% that of their male counterparts. How can we successfully advocate for equal pay for ourselves? Receive practical tips on when and how to successfully ask for better compensation.
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 courtesy of the law firm of Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC. 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). 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.
Please note: Google maps does not accurately show this location. Here are some additional directions to the WSBA Bar offices:
WSBA Bar Offices, 1325 - 4th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101. Downtown Seattle between University and Union. Please note that the WSBA offices are distinct from the WSBA CLE Conference Center.
****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.