328 posts categorized "Women"

Why Are Women Cheering Sheryl Sandberg's Fall?

Women have been waiting for this moment to settle a score with the Lean-In goddess.  Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:45 AM on December 3, 2018 in Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Your Diversity Effort Is a Dud. Now What?

All that investment of time, money and emoting—but what do you have to show for it? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:31 PM on November 28, 2018 in Diversity, Women | Comments (0)

Shock. Shock. Bar Passage Rate Plummets!

It’s Turkey Day, so who wants serious discourse? Here’s my take on some recent news items: Face it: This latest crop is not the best and the brightest. Oh, the shock and outrage about those abysmal bar pass rates! How is it possible that takers of the July 2018 California... Continue Reading

Posted by The Careerist at 7:56 PM on November 21, 2018 in Law Students/Law Schools, Web Briefs, Women | Comments (0)

Already a #MeToo Backlash?

Mike Pence is alive and well in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:26 AM on November 15, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Women Don't Always Support Other Women

Women get credit for the blue wave during the midterm elections. But they also should get credit for continuing to enable Trump be Trump. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 12:37 PM on November 8, 2018 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Why Are Women Such Bad Negotiators? Hint: It's About Lying.

Yes, men and women negotiate differently. And guess who's winning? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:03 PM on October 17, 2018 in Management/Mismanagement, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Trying to Get Pregnant? Management Would Like to Know.

I am so grateful for white, middle-aged male partners. If it weren't for them, I honestly don't know what I'd write about! Take Stephen Sozio, the co-leader of Jones Day’s health care practice who also chairs the firm’s litigation department in Cleveland. At a recent office meeting, he apparently "encouraged"... Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:18 AM on October 9, 2018 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (1)

Rachel Mitchell: Mean Girl or Victim?

There's something distinctly female about the way Rachel Mitchell tried to diminish Christine Blasey Ford. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:00 AM on October 5, 2018 in Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (2)

Brett Kavanaugh Is Scary

Seeing is believing, and what I saw was disturbing. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 1:26 PM on September 29, 2018 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (4)

Stand By Your Man?

I don't envy the female lawyers who've come out in support of Kavanaugh. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:27 PM on September 26, 2018 in Money/Power, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (0)

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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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