March 24, 2020 4 minutes to read · 1000 words

Women in Law: Guilt-Free Tips and Tools for Women Lawyers to Communicate Their Value

By Natalie Runyon

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As a co-lead for the Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law initiative, I have heard countless stories of women lawyers thinking that their excellent work product was enough to stand out. If they earn good performance evaluations and produce high-quality work products that successfully achieved positive outcomes for clients’ matters again and again, they assume that those managers evaluating their performance will recognize their work and promote them.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case. And the ongoing lack of representation among women in power and influential roles across the legal industry demonstrates this, although the situation is improving, albeit at a much slower pace than most would like. Indeed, there is a need for enthusiastic action for women lawyers to own their career advocacy to advance.

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