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    About NAWL

    The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.

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    July 17-18, 2019 | Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon | New York, NY
    November 7 - 8, 2019 | Fifteenth General Counsel Institute | New York, NY
    March 11-12, 2020 | Mid-Year Meeting | Chicago, IL

    President's Message

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    Sarretta C. McDonough
    NAWL President
    2018-2019

    A Message From NAWL's 2018-2019 President

    I am honored to serve as NAWL’s President for the coming year.

    In 1899, the hurdles facing equality for women, much less equality for women lawyers in their chosen profession, must have looked insurmountable. Women could not vote; most women did not have access to education; those who had access had very confined and limited options for work—for most, the only real career option was marriage and motherhood. Beyond these practical limitations, society resisted change to traditional gender roles. Amazing then, that even in the face of these realities, a group of women lawyers refused to accept the status quo and had the vision and determination to effect change.

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    NAWL News

    Being transgender at Goldman SachsEmily Flitter writes in The New York Times, "Goldman Sachs’s trading floors are vast rooms crammed with rows of tightly packed workstations, four monitors for every trader. The two-by-two grids tower over and swallow up their users, so that the only way someone can be identified from across the room
    From employee experience to human experienceErica Volini et al. write in Deloitte, "What creates a positive, motivating experience at work? Mainly, it’s the meaning and growth people find in the work itself—and to improve that, the entire organization has to be involved.Organizations are investing in many programs to improve life at work,
    The real reason we’re more likely to elect a woman in 2020Cyrus Mehri writes in Politico, "The contest for the presidency is like an elaborate job interview process with the American people. For decades, the interviewees have mostly been white men. This time, we’ll choose from the most diverse candidate pool in history.With nearly two decades of experien
    Women are missing out on the biggest job boom in AmericaGerald Porter, Jr. and Lynn Doan write in Bloomberg, "Clean energy has a dirty secret. While the industry is welcoming more women leaders, its rank-and-file workforce is still a lot like those at fossil-fuel companies: white and dominated by men. The lack of gender diversity is being driven by manuf
    I’m pregnant and forced to choose between being an MP and a mumStella Creasy writes in The Guardian, "Even when you’ve spent a lifetime fighting for equality, you can still be floored by the way discrimination manifests itself. I never thought parliament would tell me to choose between being an MP and being a mum. My Labour colleague Tulip Siddiq was forced to
    U.S. women’s soccer games outearned men’s gamesRachel Bachman writes in the Wall Street Journal, "In the three years after the U.S. women’s soccer team won the 2015 World Cup, U.S. women’s games generated more total revenue than U.S. men’s games, according to audited financial reports from the U.S. Soccer Federation.The ability of the women’s

     

     

     

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