304 posts categorized "Women"

Call Me Quota Queen

So many lame measures to achieve diversity and gender equality. Isn't it time for some strong medicine? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:13 PM on June 4, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

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)

What Women Can Learn from Michael Cohen

Just think how successful you could be if you displayed a fraction of Cohen’s bluster. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:28 PM on May 22, 2018 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

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)

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Kerrie Campbell Is Ready to Speak

What would you expect from the woman who called her firm, "an all-male dictatorship"? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:13 PM on April 23, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (0)

Can Stay-at-Home Moms Ever Get Back on the Career Track?

You are better off getting fired than leaving your job by choice—if that choice was quitting for the sake of the children, says study.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:30 AM on April 16, 2018 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Law Schools: Where the Girls Are

Women represent more than 50 percent of law students, but are they going to decent law schools? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:12 PM on April 13, 2018 in Law Students/Law Schools, Women | Comments (2)

News & Gossip: Trump Legal Royalty, Fallen Mean Girl + More

Yes, it's that time again: News and gossip. Future Trump lawyers: The fabulous, glamorous trio. We know Donald Trump is having a hard time hiring lawyers to represent him. But despair no more! Help is on the way. It turns out there are some very well-credentialed young legal talents waiting... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:35 PM on April 3, 2018 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

Men (Not Women) Get Credit for Speaking Up

You can lean-in until you topple over, but you still won't get credit.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 9:56 AM on March 21, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Ladies, Get Out Your Whip

You've hired a career coach, a business development tutor and a dress-for-success consultant, but I bet you forgot this: The dominatrix. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 7:25 PM on March 18, 2018 in Advice, Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

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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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