This month we launched a year-long leadership development program designed specifically for women of color in Big Law at the associate level as they prepare for more significant roles in their law firms.
Big law is hard and it is even harder for women of color.
Diverse representation of women of color continues to lag behind that of women overall according to the National Association of Women Lawyers. Empowering women of color in these environments begins with building self-awareness, purposeful intention, and skillful practice.
With greater self-awareness you make better choices. You can choose to assert your needs and style of behavior or you can choose to adapt to others’ needs. You can choose to treat others the way they want to be treated and give others what they need instead of giving others what you need. Shifting this focus for women of color is not about code switching, being inauthentic, or being something you’re not to make others feel at ease. Instead this is about consciously cultivating the leadership skill of greater self-awareness, creating choice, and then practicing making better choices to support the relationship you want.
Join me for these upcoming events!