New Toolkit: Guided Conversations!

The Guided Conversations toolkit will assist organizations in having structured conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, & intersectionality. Recommendations are based on our new research report, This Talk Isn't Cheap: Women of Color and White Women Attorneys Find Common Ground.

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The Unique Experiences of Women Lawyers of Color

How can the profession become more inclusive to them?

What attracts women of color to the legal profession? Do their work experiences surpass or fall short of expectations? How do legal employers hinder or increase job satisfaction? Why do women attorneys of color change practice areas and organizations or leave the profession at an alarming rate? The Commission explored the unique concerns and experiences of Hispanic, African-American, Native American, and Asian American women in the legal profession to begin dialogue on how the legal profession can facilitate the full and robust participation of this group of talented lawyers.

From Visible Invisibility to Visibly Successful

What can we do to remove the obstacles keeping women lawyers of color from achieving the success they deserve? Read more to get strategies both for women of color and their employers to end racial and gender disparity at your firm.

From Visible Invisibility to Visibly Successful

Webinar from 2014 with timeless information about making the legal profession more hospitable to women of color.


Written Scenarios

A library of written scenarios for large or small group discussion with a discussion guide for presenters.

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Video Scenarios

A library of videos of selected scenarios in action.

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Use Permissions

The Women of Color Research Initiative can be used by organizations to design a program free of charge. The following language should appear on program materials: "©2016 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association."

Got Questions?

Contact Commission Program Specialist Ashleigh Hill at or 312-988-5679.

More Career Resources

While we are nudging systemic change along, learn how to move your career forward right now. Our Grit Toolkit has the resources you need.

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