BigLaw Diversity 'Hackathon' Hopes For Broader Impact

By Andrew Strickler (March 17, 2016, 9:25 PM EDT) -- With talk of expanding a brand-new "Shark Tank"-style competition aimed at tackling the corporate gender gap, organizers and participants say BigLaw will find itself in the unusual position of trying to lead other industries.

Nine teams in the inaugural Women in Law Hackathon are now crafting pitches for creative ways to smash a stubborn glass ceiling for women in firm leadership, and plans are already underway for a cross-industry competition next year, organizer Caren Ulrich Stacy said.

"Clients keep saying how important it is we do better, and what we're doing here is giving them a chance to support that with...

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