274 posts categorized "Women"

"Best" Firms for Women? Really?

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

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:04 PM on October 14, 2017 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

Women Get Paid Less. No Matter What.

Even new legislation aimed at pay equity isn't helping. And, sometimes, it's making the gap worse. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:15 AM on September 29, 2017 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Women Equity Partnership Rate Hits 19 Percent! Excited?

The National Association of Women Lawyers just released its annual report. And the news flash is this: It's not totally depressing.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:07 AM on September 19, 2017 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

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 9:29 AM on August 31, 2017 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

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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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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