Top 5 In House Blog Posts in Honor of Int'l Women's Day
Charles Malik, a Lebanese philosopher and diplomat, once said, "The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world."
This year, in honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we've rounded up our Top 5 In House blog posts about women mobilizing to create change in the corporate legal department:
Female in-house counsel may be doing the same jobs as their male counterparts, but they have to deal with some pretty unique career issues.
Even though "Clueless" star Stacey Dash believes the Equal Pay Act has solved the problem of wage inequality, many women still see inequality in pay and a glass ceiling hovering over their heads.
Losing any good employee is a great expense for employers. Here are some tips on what companies can do to hold onto their valued female employees, such as offering flex time and child care. A surprising study shows that while men and women both ask for flex time, bosses are more likely to grant requests from men than from women.
Women in-house attorneys are in a unique position help other women succeed, in and out of the legal department. From mentoring to sharing success stories, women can help each other change the workplace and break into the "old boys' network" or, even better, create an "old girls' network."
Since Mary Ann Hynes became the first female GC in 1979, the ranks of female GCs have swelled to over 100 in 2014. Is this growth great news or is it moving too slow? With the number of women GCs in the Fortune 500 hovering at only 21 percent, some would say that we still have a long way to go.
Do women have special powers that may make them better general counsels than law firm partners? The answers are simpler than that, and nowhere nearly as exciting as super powers. With more diversity and more manageable hours, women lawyers may thrive more as GCs than as associates or partners in a law firm.
From all of us at FindLaw, happy International Women's Day!
- Jennifer Rochon to Become 1st-Ever GC at Girl Scouts of the USA (FindLaw's In House)
- Sony's Female Former GC Becomes Entertainment President (FindLaw's In House)
- How In-House Attorneys Can Impact Gender Pay Equity at BigLaw (FindLaw's In House)
- Top-Earning In House: Altria GC Made $6.5M in Cash Compensation (FindLaw's In House)