My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."
The strategy for reform is simple. There must be mentoring and teamwork programs; egalitarian leadership; an examination of the gender gap problem; an exchange of ideas to influence legal culture; and pragmatic plans to facilitate growth and retention of female talent.
It's hard to ignore the recent influx of female attorneys in pop culture. Whether they are married to movie stars or making a career in entertainment for themselves, these women are frequenting the celebrity newsfeeds of today and making them stronger at that.
Before a member of the Women's Committee at law firm Clifford Chance emailed her "Presentation Tips for Women" to the company's female employees, she probably should have considered how they might be received.
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Look, I don't know why you went to law school, but I went because I didn't have the calves to be a model and medical school seemed way too long. After missing my shot at a ring in undergrad, what was I supposed to do? Get a "job" and "support myself"?
The prison run-in taught me that nothing -- neither my desire to "blossom," nor any amount of cooing from saleswomen --could overshadow the fact that I was in a serious profession with little room for sartorial risks.
As a professional woman (as opposed to an amateur woman, apparently), I can assure you, from the bottom of my follicles: Your career success will have absolutely zero to do with how long or short your hair is.