252 posts categorized "Women"

On Happiness Scale, Big Law Partners Rank High (No, Really)

Big Law partners rank themselves high on the satisfaction scale. Is the miserable lawyer an urban myth? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:15 AM on October 21, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Cronyism? Or Just Plain Sex Discrimination?

There's a big gender gap in compensation, but few people want to call it sex bias. Why's that? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:10 AM on October 16, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

Misery Loves Company: Women in Corporate America and Big Law

A look at the latest study by McKinsey and LeanIn.Org. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 4:07 AM on October 6, 2016 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

Are Women's Awards Empowering—or Sexist?

Am I the only one who finds those "best female" this or that list annoying? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 5:00 AM on October 1, 2016 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

Ready for the Backlash Against New Mommies?

Can some of those super generous leave policies for new moms be too generous? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:06 AM on September 28, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Why Do the "Best" Women Leave Law Firms? Because They Can.

It's not feminist but it's what they do. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 6:36 AM on September 23, 2016 in Alternative Careers/Straying Off Track, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (5)

Lawyer Fires Back at Chadbourne Women

Was it an ethical violation to contact those Chadbourne partners? Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:35 AM on September 21, 2016 in Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Should Big Law Fear David Sanford

Meet the guy who wants to take Chadbourne Park to the cleaners. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:21 AM on September 16, 2016 in Money/Power, Partner chats, Women | Comments (0)

Phyllis Schlafly Was a Feminist. Really.

The woman who defeated the ERA never let anyone get in her way. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 4:06 AM on September 8, 2016 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (2)

Is Roger Ailes Lurking at Your Firm?

Lawyers are much more subtle and clever about harassment. Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 8:11 AM on August 22, 2016 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, 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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