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    Confirmation in turmoil, Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify at public hearing
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 18, 2018, 7:20 am

    Marcia Coyle writes, “Nearly three decades after the nation sat mesmerized by televised hearings into sexual harassment allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, a Senate committee publicly will delve into the sexual assault accusation against high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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    States have millions of dollars to help victims of crime, but seven ban aid for people with criminal records. A close look at two states shows how this hurts black families the most.
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 17, 2018, 11:07 am

    Alysia Santo writes, “After his father was murdered in Sarasota, Florida, in 2015, Anthony "Amp" Campbell was in shock. Not only had he lost his role model and supporter, he also worried about coming up with $10,000 to pay for the funeral and burial.

    Campbell, an Alabama State University football c

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    Federal judicial misconduct rules could get a significant makeover
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 14, 2018, 8:56 am

    Tony Mauro writes, “Responding to continued #MeToo scrutiny of the federal judiciary, the Judicial Conference on Thursday proposed significant changes in its code of conduct and rules to make it easier for employees to file complaints, and harder for perpetrators to escape punishment.

    “A judge has

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    CEO turnover reached an all-time high in August
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:28 pm

    Emma Hinchliffe writes, “Turnover among U.S. CEOs is at an all-time high—and more women are stepping in to take the reins.

    In August, 154 CEOs left their roles, according to a report by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. The report tracks CEO

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    Bye bye, big law: Greenberg Traurig co-president Hilarie Bass is stepping down to start a nonprofit
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:25 pm

    Zach Schlein writes, “After a one-firm career that spanned more than 30 years, Hilarie Bass, the Miami-based co-president of Greenberg Traurig, will be stepping down in December.

    Bass, who concluded a one-year term as president of the American Bar Association in August, is vacating her position to

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    How companies can ensure maternity leave doesn’t hurt women’s career
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:22 pm

    David Collings, Yseult Freeney, Lisa van der Werff writes, “Imagine that a temporary absence from your workplace could lead to 10 years of sustained high performance being forgotten. Imagine that your relationship with senior partners at your firm, with whom you had previously worked closely, signif

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    Eataly now offers paid parental leave to every employee
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:19 pm

    Elizabeth Segran writes, “Eataly, the food court and marketplace known for its assortment of Italian delicacies, just made life a whole lot easier for its workers.

    All of its nearly 3,000 employees in the United States now have access to paid parental leave, as long as they have worked at the compa

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    As Leslie Moonves negotiates his exit from CBS, six women raise new assault and harassment claims
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:17 pm

    Ronan Farrow writes, “Members of the board of the CBS Corporation are negotiating with the company’s chairman and C.E.O., Leslie Moonves, about his departure. Sources familiar with the board’s activities said the discussions about Moonves stepping down began several weeks ago, after an article publi

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    #MeToo, pay inequity renew calls for ratification of the ERA
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:13 pm

    Thomas H. Prol writes, “August 26 marked the 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted women the right to vote. Against that backdrop, and with the rise of the #MeToo sexual harassment and assault movement and heightened scrutiny of pay inequit

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    Race and gender bias is rampant in law, says new report that also offers tools to fight it
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:09 pm

    Liane Jackson writes, “A new report details the endemic bias women and minority lawyers continue to face compared to their white male counterparts, but it also offers some tools to disrupt the status quo.

    “You Can’t Change What You Can’t See: Interrupting Racial & Gender Bias in the Legal Professio

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    WarnerMedia launches company-wide inclusion initiative with Michael B. Jordan's 'Just Mercy'
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 3:05 pm

    Rebecca Ford writes, “At the Academy Awards in March, Frances McDormand introduced to many the concept of an inclusion rider: a contract addendum that commits a studio or producer to recruit and hire diverse actors and crew on a project.

    Since then, some production companies have announced that the

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    'Female physicians do not work as hard,' Plano doctor tells Dallas Medical Journal
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 2:55 pm

    Marc Ramirez writes, “A Plano physician is under fire for a hot take in the Dallas Medical Journal saying his female colleagues are paid less because they don't work as hard — but the doctor says his comments were misconstrued and that he did not know they would be made public.

    The comments attribu

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    The costs of motherhood are rising, and catching women off guard
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 13, 2018, 2:45 pm

    Claire Cain Miller writes, “An economic mystery of the last few decades has been why more women aren’t working. A new paper offers one answer: Most plan to, but are increasingly caught off guard by the time and effort it takes to raise children.

    The share of women in the United States labor force h

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    Don’t underestimate the power of women supporting each other at work
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 10:23 am

    Anne Welsh McNulty writes, “Don’t underestimate the power of women connecting and supporting each other at work. As my experiences from being a rookie accountant to a managing director at an investment bank have taught me, conversations between women have massive benefits for the individual and the

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    Today’s workplace since #MeToo, Time’s Up movements
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 9:04 am

    From the ABA: “Jenny Yang, former chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, says the national awakening around harassment – particularly sexual harassment – goes deeper than anomalous acts by rogue individuals.

    “That could certainly be the case, but in many work environments, the p

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    Microsoft to business partners: If you want to work with us, offer paid family leave
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 9:03 am

    Danielle Paquette writes, “Technology giants in the United States offer some of the country’s most generous employee benefits, but the workers who mow the lawns or serve lunch in the company cafeteria — jobs that are often staffed by outside firms — tend to get far smaller packages.

    Microsoft annou

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    What glass ceiling? California may become first state to mandate women on corporate boards
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 9:01 am

    Brittany Shoot writes, “Could California become the first state to mandate shattering the corporate glass ceiling? In a bill already passed by the California State Senate, the boards of publicly-traded companies based in California would be required to meet gender diversity quotas starting in 2019. 

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    Why women stay out of the spotlight at work
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 8:59 am

    Priya Fielding- Singh, Devon Magliozzi, and Swethaa Ballakrishnen write, “To get ahead in the workplace, you have to be seen. Being visible at work allows employees to demonstrate their skills, land prominent assignments, and build strategic relationships.

    For women, however, the importance of visi

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    Use of second abortion pill at home to be allowed in England
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 8:26 am

    Haroon Siddique writes, “Women in England are to be allowed to take the second abortion pill at home, giving them the same rights as their counterparts in Scotland and Wales.

    The UK government announced on Saturday that it would legalise the home use of early medical abortion drugs by the end of th

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    For female candidates, harassment and threats come every day
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 8:25 am

    Maggie Astor writes, "her Northern California district, Erin Schrode woke up to tens of thousands of messages. They were everywhere: in her email, on her cellphone, on her Facebook and her Twitter and her Instagram.

    “All would laugh with glee as they gang raped her and then bashed her bagel eating

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    #MeToo moves the harassment conversation into the executive suites
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 8:24 am

    Jared Lindzon writes, “Sexual misconduct in the workplace was once considered a middle management or human resources issue, but recent high-profile incidents of powerful men abusing their position in the workplace has moved the conversation into Canadian board rooms.

    According to a recent survey by

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    Fear-fueled silence, power imbalance perpetuates bad behavior at law firms
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 8:23 am

    Lauren Stiller Rikleen writes, “Survey data is at its most useful when it shines a light on the daily challenges that play out in the workplace. Recently, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) released findings from its survey of behaviors in law offices. The report, Survey of Workplace

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    All Career advice for women is a form of gaslighting
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 8:20 am

    Ephrat Livni writes, “If you’re a working woman, you’ve likely been inundated with advice about how to ensure that gender double standards don’t impede your brilliant career. Assert yourself boldly at meetings in an appropriately low tone of voice, yet purr pleasingly when negotiating salary. Be sma

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    Two types of diversity training that really work
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: September 4, 2018, 8:19 am

    Alex Lindsey, Eden King, Ashley Membere, and Ho Kwan Cheung write, “One of the most common ways that companies attempt to address organizational diversity is through formal training. Yet research on the effectiveness of such programs has yielded mixed results: Some studies show that diversity traini

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    Saudi Arabia, which has been calling out Canada over women's rights, may soon behead a female activist for the first time
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 27, 2018, 10:36 am

    Bill Bostock writes, “Saudi Arabia, which in recent weeks has called out Canada over its treatment of women, is on the cusp of executing a female political activist for the first time.

    The kingdom gave a death sentence to Israa al-Ghomgham, a prominent Saudi campaigner, at a hearing earlier in Augu

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    Can a woman head a household in Dubai? Our reporter ventures to find out
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 27, 2018, 10:34 am

    Margaret Coker writes, “DUBAI — Grifters looking for a big score. Laborers keeping their families back home afloat. Middle-class couples seeking to raise their children free from the Mideast’s war zones.

    Dubai, with its Bright Lights, Big City aura, and the six other city states that make up the Un

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    Facebook to eliminate more than 5,000 ad targeting options in bid to prevent discrimination
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 27, 2018, 10:30 am

    Jonathan Vanian writes, “Facebook is eliminating over 5,000 ad targeting options in another bid to prevent discriminatory advertisements from appearing on its service.

    The media giant said Tuesday that by removing the thousands of ad targeting options, it can “prevent misuse” by advertisers to crea

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    Roe is ‘Settled Law,’ Kavanaugh tells Collins. Democrats aren’t moved.
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 27, 2018, 10:27 am

    Sheryl Gay Stolberg writes, “WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s views on abortion took center stage in the Senate on Tuesday after he assured a key Republican senator that he believed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was “settled law” — a comment that Democrats and abortion rights advocates deride

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    Federal housing agency employee secretly taped director's sexual advances toward her
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 27, 2018, 10:25 am

    Yuki Noguchi writes, “An employee at the Federal Housing Finance Agency says that she secretly recorded conversations with director Melvin Watt that bolster her harassment, retaliation and equal-pay claims against Watt and the agency

    In 2015, Simone Grimes had been filling two jobs — hers and one s

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    Diversity initiative names 'Certified' firms for women, minority leadership
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 27, 2018, 10:23 am

    Meghan Tribe writes, “Launched last summer as a corrective to an industry dominated by white men, the Mansfield Rule sought to tackle the gender and diversity gap in Big Law leadership in part by using a powerful promise: bragging rights.

    Now, 41 of the nearly 50 firms that implemented the rule in

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    Violence Against Women Act is about to expire
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 27, 2018, 10:16 am

    Melissa Jelsten writes, “The Violence Against Women Act — which directs the national response to crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking — will expire at the end of September if lawmakers don’t act fast.

     In late July, House Democrats introduced a measure to reauth

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    California could be the first US state to set quotas for women on boards
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 9:08 am

    Oliver Staley writes, “Women make up little more than half the US population but occupy only 18% of its corporate board seats. Meanwhile, more than a fifth of the 3,000 largest publicly traded US companies don’t have a single woman on the board (here’s a list). Even if women got an equal share of ne

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    Looking for lessons in Proskauer's sex bias settlement
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 9:07 am

    Ryan lovelace writes, “We may never know what persuaded Proskauer Rose partner Connie Bertram to drop her $50 million gender discrimination suit against the firm this month. But that doesn’t mean no lessons can be drawn from the case.

    Proskauer and Washington-based Bertram filed a stipulation of di

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    Serena Williams opens up about her complicated comeback, motherhood and making time to be selfish
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 9:05 am

    Sean Gregory writes, “On a bright, cloudless early-August day in Silicon Valley, Serena Williams opens the back door of the Spanish-style home she shares with her husband, tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, and walks down a flower-lined path to her office. Lemon trees bloom near the entrance to the b

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    ACLU of Georgia slams plan to close many of county’s polls
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 9:04 am

    From the New York Times: “ATLANTA — Civil rights advocates are objecting to a proposal to close about 75 percent of polling locations in a predominantly black South Georgia county.

    The Randolph County elections board is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss a proposal that would eliminate seven of

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    The sisterhood behind ‘Queen sugar’
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 9:02 am

    Macy Freeman and Ashley Nguyen write, “The main architect behind this place is award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who adapted “Queen Sugar,” a book by Natalie Baszile, for the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show, which takes place in the fictional St. Josephine, La., follows the Bordelon siblings as

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    How a supreme court shaped by Trump could restrict access to abortion
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 9:01 am

    Adam Liptak, Anjali Singhvi, Natalie Reneau, Robin Stein, Aaron Byrd, and Jonha M. Kessel write, “President Trump has pledged to appoint Supreme Court justices who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was

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    Proskauer partner, firm resolve $50M gender bias suit
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 8:56 am

    Scott Flaherty writes, “Proskauer Rose partner Connie Bertram and her firm have agreed to end the $50 million gender discrimination lawsuit that Bertram lodged against the law firm last year.

    The parties filed a stipulation of dismissal late Friday in Washington, D.C., federal court, saying they ag

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    Nike hit with gender discrimination lawsuit
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 8:55 am

    From CBS News: “Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the sporting goods giant, alleging it violated state and federal equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment.

    The suit was filed Thursday in Portland, The Oregonian reports, a

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    How women can work together to change an employer’s unfair pay practices
    Blog: NAWL News | Posted By: Nor Attisha | Released: August 20, 2018, 8:53 am

    Corinne Purtill writes, “When BBC journalist Carrie Gracie learned in 2017 that she was being paid significantly less than two men who held the same title she did, she asked the company to raise her pay. The BBC declined.

    Gracie, an accomplished journalist, was beset with self-doubt, according to a

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