How To Lead in a Meeting When You're Not the Leader

by Shelbynscott 5. June 2014 10:30
We've all been there. You're sitting in a meeting, someone else is talking, and you're expected to listen intently. Do you speak out when you have something to contribute? Do you save it for later? How are you supposed to shine when you're not the designated leader?   This article is your go-to guide for how to show off your leadership skills while you're expected to stay passive. You can access it here.

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Leadership | Quick Look | Women at Work

How to Create a More Inclusive Workplace Culture

by admin 22. May 2014 12:19
How To Create a More Inclusive Workplace Culture "Women can often find themselves as 'others' in predominantly male-led workforces..." Have you ever felt like the outsider because of gender and race? The Guardian dives into this recurring issue and offers up suggestions like "lunch meetings instead of drinks after work" and other steps to change. Check it out here!

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Quick Look | Women at Work

Women in Numbers

by admin 22. May 2014 11:04

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J.D and a Baby

by admin 1. May 2014 11:47
"It was a big risk opening my own practice, but I felt that it was one that was worth taking"- Leila KananiOur very own Leila Kanani, part of the Legal Balance community, shares her story and decision to start her own practice to have the family and life she wanted. Some women take a temporary leave at their firm to have a baby while others drop their practice all together; read about the road less traveled and Leila's goal of leading a flexible and balanced life!

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Quick Look | Women at Work | Working Mom Advice | Working Moms

The Confidence Gap

by admin 1. May 2014 10:41
"In studies, men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both. Their performances do not differ in quality." Can a difference in attidude get you further in life? The Atlantic takes an in depth look about the role that gender plays in confidence and why it may be getting in the way of climbing to the top despite equal confidence- take a look!

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Career Advice | Quick Look | Women at Work

Women Less Likely to Apply for 'Assertive' or 'Aggressive' Jobs

by admin 15. April 2014 13:24
Are firms and companies alienating women by using masculine language in their job listings? A recent study showed participants job listings for higher level positions, describing some of them with typically masculine words, like “assertive,” “analytical,” “aggressive,” and “independent,” and describing others with feminine words, like “dedicated,” “responsible,” “conscientious,” and “sociable.” The study reported that women are less likely to apply for a job if it is described with stereotypically “male” adjectives. When pressured to recruit more women for upper management position, many companies respond that women don’t apply as much as men for such positions—is this why? [More]

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: 5 Power Women Explain How They Rose to the Top

by admin 15. April 2014 13:19
Five female trailblazers share their story about how they made it to the top. We could all learn a thing or two from these amazing, inspirational women. Read on! [More]

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Ways to Say 'No' More Effectively

by admin 20. March 2014 06:34
Research studies have shown that people will say "yes" to a request simply because saying "no" makes them even more uncomfortable. But is saying no more challenging for women? Maybe, but saying 'no' is a useful skill for anyone to have have in a negotiation. and more importantly, if you want to succeed setting healthy boundaries is crucial. Read Elizabeth Bernstein's tips for how you can brush off difficult requests.

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Life & Balance | Mentoring | Office Politics | Priorities | Women at Work

Large Law Firms are Failing Women Lawyers

by admin 6. March 2014 09:03
One of the reasons large firms are failing women is because it takes initiative to get out there and find a mentor. Read as Selena Rezvani tells us how finding the right mentor is key to success in the large firm. Women struggle in finding the guidance and support they need, especially when most higher ranking sponsors are men. But that's only the beginning. Read on to get the full story. Once you've read the article, head over to the Business Referral Forum and contribute your thoughts!

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Mentoring, Networking & Business Development | Women at Work

A Supervising Role is Long Overdue. What Should My Next Move be?

by admin 20. January 2014 09:42
Dear Jane, I’ve been the most junior person in my department now for five years and there is no end in sight. My group isn’t hiring. Consequently, I feel like I’m doing the same things over and over again and that’s the way it is going to stay. Sincerely, Need Someone to Supervise   Dear Need Someone to Supervise, You are right to be concerned – you need to demonstrate the ability to people and project manage in order to matriculate in the senior associate ranks. Talk to your mentor about your concerns and come with some possible solutions. Can some of ... [More]

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