270 posts categorized "Women"

Corporations Are Pressuring Firms to Diversify—Not!

For all the talk about diversity, few corporations are keeping score about their outside counsel. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:43 AM on August 1, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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Yes, There Is Sexual Harassment in Big Law

Think lawyers are too smart and conservative to engage in sexual harassment? Think again. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:33 AM on July 27, 2017 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

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Are Asian Americans Fed Up with the Legal Profession?

Asian American enrollment rates at law schools have taken a steep dive. What's more, they are Big Law's biggest dropouts. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:44 AM on July 25, 2017 in Diversity, Law Students/Law Schools, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Your Firm Is Sued for Gender Discrimination. Who Cares?

Do firms lose clients and recruits when they get slapped with a sensational lawsuit? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:38 AM on July 17, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Sleeveless Dresses Are Unprofessional, but Cleavage is Okay

Forget Russiagate. Corporate fashion is what's really roiling America. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 3:17 PM on July 14, 2017 in Fashion/Style/Etiquette, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

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Is Lust a Problem in Big Law Too?

Working women are just as prudish as Mike Pence, according to a new poll. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:57 AM on July 10, 2017 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (3)

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Take Your Pick: 1) Ditzy Broad. 2) Angry Bitch.

Lordy. Lordy. Lordy. Parsing the latest string of sexism. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:26 AM on June 16, 2017 in Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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James Comey: Feminist du Jour?

How refreshing that a 6-foot, 8-inch hunk of a guy can be reduced to a girly-girl. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:54 PM on June 13, 2017 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

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 8:53 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 8:48 AM on June 5, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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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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