This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Elimination of Bias. You must register in advance to participate.
Presented by the Patent Interest Group.
Women are 50.8% of the U.S. population. Yet, in virtually every field, they trail behind men in their representation in leadership positions. In its Women in the Workplace 2017 research study, McKinsey & Company found that, at major law firms, women attorneys constitute 45% of associates, but only 22.7% partners, and 19% of equity partners. The in-house legal environment doesn’t reflect significantly better representation in leadership positions either. While not providing the ultimate solution for obtaining gender parity in the legal field, this CLE program addresses a potential targeted tool women lawyers can use for career advancement and job satisfaction: cultivating sponsors.
The presentation will discuss, among other topics:
- the difference between sponsors and mentors;
- the role sponsors play in the advancement of women lawyers;
- how women lawyers can cultivate sponsors; and
- whether one should consider being a sponsor (and how).