Female Firm Leaders Says Time Is Ripe For Women To Rise

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Despite filling less than 5 percent of BigLaw's firmwide leadership roles, changes in the legal industry make the time right for would-be female managers to strive for the boss' chair, a group of women legal leaders said at an American Bar Association seminar Wednesday.

In a wide-ranging discussion touching on gender bias, networking tactics and risk-taking, seven female firm managers traded personal stories and described their professional paths to management. The group urged other women lawyers to recognize their own unique skills and values, as well as the biases held by both sexes that discourage many women from promoting themselves as...

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