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The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession has released its latest study,
Out and Left Behind: the Hurdles, Hassles, and Heartaches of Achieving Long Term
Legal Careers for Women of Color. Two authors of the study, Paulette Brown,
Chief Diversity Officer, Locke Lord LLP, and Eileen Letts, Partner, Zuber Lawler
& Del Duca LLP, will share the results of this study and the impact
that the paucity of women lawyers of color has on the administration of justice.
Participants will learn about the concrete recommendations presented in Left Out
and Left Behind, including adopting best practices for reducing biases in
decision making; going beyond recruitment to inclusion; and incorporating an
intersectional approach to addressing diversity and gender.
The report itself shows
- women lawyers of color surveyed were far more likely to want to leave the
profession than their white colleagues
- were more likely to be subjected to both implicit and explicit
- were more likely to report factors that blocked their “access to success,”
including access to business development opportunities, being perceived as
less committed to career and being denied or overlooked for promotion.
Join us for a fireside chat discussion followed by an audience Q&A.
This program is supported by the Boston Bar Foundation Beacon Fund for
Diversity & Inclusion. The Beacon Fund was established by EMC Corporation in
2016 and is dedicated to supporting the diversity, equity and inclusion projects
of the Boston Bar Association. For more information on the BBF or this
fund, please contact Erica Southerland at firstname.lastname@example.org.