May 19, 2020 Article

Be Your Own Best Advocate

A young advocate shares tips on setting boundaries, building coalitions, and owning your accomplishments.

By Kori Cooper

Being a woman in the legal profession can be challenging. Being a woman of color in the legal profession can be especially challenging. When I am in conversation with other women about problems going on in a relationship, at work, or at school, I often hear statements like “There is nothing I can do except get through it.”

I’ll sometimes respond by saying, “You could do that, but you might be surprised what happens if you explore what else you can do.”

Get comfortable saying no, build your coalition, own your accomplishments, and be your own best advocate.

Get comfortable saying no, build your coalition, own your accomplishments, and be your own best advocate.

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