Women Lawyers Self Promotion

To Bridge Gender Gap, Women Lawyers Need to Think Globally, Get Comfortable with Self-Promotion

A recent report by the Dallas Women Lawyers Association illustrates two very important points:

1) the legal profession has a long way to go to reach anything close to gender parity, and;

2) it is incumbent on women lawyers to help close the gap, both by advocating for systemic changes in the profession and by engaging in the kind of strategic self-promotion that can position them to make those changes happen.

The DWLA report, Bridging the Gap: Practical Resources and Suggestions for Promoting and Retaining Female Attorneys in the Legal Profession, is a concise rundown of the challenges women lawyers face and how to address them.

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Breaking Through Bias Andrea Kramer

‘Everything you do is marketing, even if it doesn’t feel that way’

4 Questions with Andrea S. Kramer

I recently visited with Andrea S. Kramer, co-author of Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work (along with her husband, Alton B. Harris) and a longtime partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She’s an expert on issues affecting women in the legal profession, so I asked her about challenges women lawyers face when developing business.

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