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.