Leslie Richards-Yellen, NAWL's 2016-2017 and Director of Inclusion - Americas at Hogan & Lovells US LLP, had a busy month addressing a variety of audiences on diversity and inclusion topics. Speaking engagements included:
"Unconscious Bias/Racial Anxiety/Stereotype Threat and Relevance to Law" to
Serena Williams writes, "Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. This day shines a light on the long-neglected fact that the gender pay gap hits women of color the hardest. Black women are 37 cents behind men in the pay gap—in other words, for every dollar a man makes, black women make 63 cents.
In their 2017 report "Best Law Firms for Women," Working Mother recognized several of NAWL's 2016-2017 Sustaining Sponsors. The report, which has been issued since 2007, lists firms that "create and use best practices" to promote hiring and retention of women lawyers. All of the firms included in th
Somini Sengupta writes, "Gruesome billboards of a woman in a bloodied and torn bridal gown apepared around Beirut recently, captioned in Arabic: 'A white dress doesn't cover up rape.' This spring, a women's rights group, Abaad, hung similarly defiled gowns along the city's famous seaside promenade.
Katie Benner writes, "Last October, AngelList, a company that helps tech start-ups raise money and hire employees, held an office retreat. In the Hollywood Hills, far from Silicon Valley, the firm's mostly male staff mingled poolside with bikini-clad women who had been invited to the event.