Pay equity is necessary for all lawyers to thrive, say prominent women lawyers at ABA meeting

08/27/2013 5:47 PM | WWL Admin (Administrator)
 At a panel held during the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, panelists explored the continuing gender pay gap. Among the discussion points, the panel cited that "over a woman’s lifetime, there can be a difference of $700,000 to $2 million in earnings depending on her education level." The panelists also agreed that while obvious discrimination for women in the workplace has diminished, implicit bias has remained as a barrier to equal pay. As stated by panelist Christina M. Tchen, assistant to the president and chief of staff in the office of the First Lady Michelle Obama, “A lot of best practices for compensation and transparency are also issues that are not just good for women partners, they’re good for the health of the firm overall.” For a link to the ABA's article, including links to publications now available from the ABA Gender Equity Task Force, please click here.
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