President's Message

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    Lisa M. Passante
    NAWL President

    Spring 2015

    We know that there is power in numbers and power in inclusion. We know that we stand on the shoulders of the strong women who came before us, and we know we need to pass the keys to success to the coming generations. We know from numerous studies that when there are more women in leadership, women are more likely to thrive – and in fact the business they are in is more likely to thrive. One of us, alone, can do very little.

    The NAWL Challenge, issued in 2006, focused on thirty percent – women would represent 30 percent of equity partners, 30 percent of Fortune 500 General Counsel and 30 percent of tenured law school professors by 2015. The profession sadly hasn’t reached that goal…

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