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Women of color in the law – Women Lawyers in Leadership 2020: Practising Law Institute

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

11:00 AM EDT Women of Color in the Law

 

  • Tips for self-advocacy and reputation management to aid attorneys who are women of color to reduce real and perceived bias
  • Strategies on how women of color can address the imposter syndrome to reduce bias and discrimination
  • Learn about the Emotional Tax – the combination of being on guard to protect against bias, feeling different at work because of gender, race, and/or ethnicity, and the associated effects on health, well-being, and ability to thrive at work – that is pervasive for women and men of color in the legal workplace
  • Explore strategies to attenuate Emotional Tax to the benefit of attorneys, employees and business alike

 

Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  Additionally, women attorneys frequently face unique institutional hurdles. Join our informative conversation and hear from our panel of women attorneys who have successfully broken through. This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

 

What You Will Learn

• Learn strategies for women lawyers to obtain and excel in lead or co-lead counsel positions
• Explore practice tips for overcoming unconscious bias towards women in the law
• Gain familiarity with specific issues affecting women of color in the law and learn strategies to attenuate them
• Discover ways to plan your career track whether you are striving for law firm partnership or another leadership role
• Take advantage of opportunities to increase your visibility in law firms and other legal organizations
• Participate in a discussion about the unique challenges faced by women attorneys in the workplace and in the courtroom
• Hear leadership techniques for women attorneys from various perspectives including plaintiff and defense attorneys, government attorneys and in-house counsel

 

Special Features 

Earn up to two Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credits

 

Who Should Attend 

This program will benefit women attorneys wanting to take their career up a notch and strive for leadership positions to gain a competitive edge in this fast-moving field.

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.pli.edu/programs/women-lawyers-in-leadership?t=live

Organizer

Practising Law Institute
Website:
https://www.pli.edu/

Venue

Virtual