345 posts categorized "Women"

Are You as Mean as Amy Klobuchar?

Truth is, her behavior would barely be noticed in Big Law. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:49 AM on February 13, 2019 in Management/Mismanagement, Sex, Lies, and Other Career Sinkers, Women | Comments (1)

Watch Out: Women Rising at Top Law Schools

Even women in one of the bastions of conservatism are making strides. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 8:28 AM on February 5, 2019 in Law Students/Law Schools, Women | Comments (0)

Minority Women Are More Ambitious

What’s jolting is the apparent ambition gap between women of color and white women. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 5:30 PM on January 30, 2019 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (3)

Do Moms Make Better Leaders? Gillibrand Seems to Think So.

Is it anti-feminist to criticize Gillibrand's mommy comment? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 2:44 PM on January 18, 2019 in Home/Work, Women | Comments (1)

But Where Are the Black Partners?

Let's talk about that elephant in the room, okay? Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 10:55 PM on January 15, 2019 in Diversity, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Munger Tolles Did It. Why Can't You?

This elite firm elected a new class of partners that's 60 percent female or diverse. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:57 AM on January 8, 2019 in Diversity, Home/Work, Money/Power, Women | Comments (0)

Warning: Breastfeeding Is Dangerous (to Your Career)

The breastfeeding penalty is alive and well. Continue Reading

Posted by Vivia Chen at 11:58 AM on December 26, 2018 in Home/Work, Women | Comments (0)

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 (1)

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)

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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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