161 posts categorized "Home/Work"

Is She the Highest Paid Female Partner in Big Law? Quite Possibly.

Who says only boys make the big bucks in Big Law? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:35 AM on May 30, 2018 in Advice, Home/Work, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (1)

Shock. Shock. The Mommy-Track Is a Dead End!

Why do we perpetuate the myth that it’s viable to avail yourself of every family-friendly offering and never lose your place in the race? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:34 PM on May 9, 2018 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Maybe Women Just Don't Want It

What we don't talk about when we talk about the low rate of female partners: Some don't want the brass ring. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:52 PM on March 5, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Women | Comments (0)

Single, Pregnant and 40-Ish: You Got a Problem With That?

Egg freezing is a big trend among women in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:57 PM on February 5, 2018 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

News & Gossip: Associates' Outrage, Royal Finances and Cooley's Coolness

Another edition of news and gossip you might have missed. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:37 AM on January 5, 2018 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Web Briefs | Comments (1)

"Best" Firms for Women? Really?

Why do we keep rewarding effort instead of results? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 3:04 PM on October 14, 2017 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

Lawyers: You Are to Blame for Trump

It's because of smug, liberal urbanites like you that we are in the mess we're in. A look at White Working Class by Joan Williams. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:29 PM on August 31, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Mr. Kellyanne Conway Is His Own Man

George Conway just threw his wife under the bus. But maybe he has reasons. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:53 AM on June 8, 2017 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Millennials Want Gender Equality? Not Really.

I'd love to drink the millennial Kool-Aid. But this is not the group to pin our hopes for gender equality. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:48 AM on June 5, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

To the Single Ladies

Study by three economic professors find that women downplay their ambitions to make themselves more attractive to men. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:25 AM on May 15, 2017 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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