127 posts categorized "Diversity"

Crazy Rich Firms That Didn't Make the A-List—And Probably Don't Care

Should we expect more from the richest, mightest firms in the land? Maybe not. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:41 PM on September 10, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Stop Picking on Mr. Kamala Harris!

Stop with the guilt by association! Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:33 PM on September 2, 2020 in Diversity, Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (2)

Gung-Ho On Diversity? Well, You Might Get Sued.

A recent case against Oracle warns that corporate hype better be backed up with results. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:50 PM on August 7, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Black Lawyer's Burden: Calling Out Racism.

Harvard Business Review offers a roadmap for Black professionals to broach racism in the workplace. But is it worth the effort? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:14 AM on July 23, 2020 in Diversity | Comments (1)

Cravath Still Has Zero Black Partners

Two Am Law 100 firms stand out—but not in a positive way. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:12 AM on July 14, 2020 in Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Now Men Are Drowning Out Women on Zoom

Catalyst's latest survey says people are optimistic that COVID-19 will make the workplace more equal. But read between the lines. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:46 PM on July 8, 2020 in Diversity, Home/Work, Management/Mismanagement, Women | Comments (0)

"My Daughter Should NOT Have To Deal With The Same Crap": Diverse Female Lawyers Speak Out

Why do female lawyers of color stay on at Big Law? New report sheds light. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:04 PM on July 6, 2020 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Big Law's Double Talk About Racism: This You?

You know the white establishment must be quaking in its boots when someone as icy as Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is voicing contrition and offering listening tours about race. (Wintour told staff members, “I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to black editors, writers,... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:48 PM on June 30, 2020 in Diversity, Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power | Comments (0)

Am Law 100 Firms That Are Failing Women

Let's not be bashful. Let's name names. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:30 PM on June 29, 2020 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Kirkland Ellis Associate Speaks Out About Race/Racism in Big Law

Black lawyers in elite firms are not suppose to do this. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:26 AM on June 16, 2020 in Advice, Diversity, Money/Power | Comments (1)

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