August 21, 2017

New initiative to analyze why women lawyers are leaving the profession

Women lawyers are leaving the profession in the prime of their careers, when they should be taking on senior leadership roles. To better understand why these women are leaving and how to reverse that trend, we are launching a groundbreaking initiative, entitled “Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in the Law.” This project will kick off with a summit in November at Harvard Law School. During 2017 and 2018, we will also conduct multiple research projects with surveys and focus groups analyzing the career trajectories of women lawyers, attrition rates in various practice settings and more.