Books and Blogs for Female (and Female-Friendly) Lawyers
Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules
Drawing on interviews with more than 100 female lawyers, most of them graduates of Harvard Law School, attorney Harrington (coauthor of Women of Academe ) presents an absorbing mosaic of the issues impeding advancement of her subjects. Women lawyers, she argues plausibly, "are on dangerous ground," connected to both the male establishment and the majority of women, yet anchored by neither. She describes the professional, legal and social structures that hamper women at corporate law firms.
Women and Workplace Discrimination: Overcoming Barriers to Gender Equality
Attorney Raymond F. Gregory addresses the millions of women who think they might be facing sexual discrimination and traces the history of federal measures enacted to assist workers in contesting unlawful employer conduct. He explains how the law works and presents actual court cases to demonstrate the ways that women have challenged their employers. The cases illustrate legal principles in real-life experiences. Many of the cases relate compelling stories of workers caught up in a web of employer discriminatory conduct. Gregory has eliminated legal jargon, ensuring that all concepts are clear to his readers. Individuals will turn to this book again and again to obtain authoritative background on this important topic.
It's Harder in Heels: Essays by Women Lawyers Achieving Work-Life Balance
The book contains essays by and about women lawyers: stories about women practicing (or choosing not to practice) law, about hitting the glass ceiling, about amazing lawyer-mentors, about professional achievements, about personal and professional hardships, about the stress of juggling multiple roles, about meeting the demands of work and family, about being Superwoman, and about hitting the maternal wall. The essays describe women s satisfactions and their struggles. While it may be harder in heels, the essays are inspiring, observant, introspective, insightful, and wise. Even though the stories revolve around women trained to be lawyers, their stories are relevant to life outside the legal profession and will be lessons for all women professionals. – Product Description
Women at Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success
For this new guide, author Phyllis Horn Epstein interviewed over 100 women lawyers of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles in a wide variety of practice settings nationwide to address how women today are meeting the challenges of competing in an often all-consuming profession without sacrificing their desire for a multidimensional life. Women-at-Law provides a wealth of practical guidance and direction from experienced women lawyers who share their life stories and advice to inspire and encourage others by offering solutions to the challenges—personal and professional.
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
Dr. Lois Frankel reveals why some women roar ahead in their careers while others stagnate. She's spotted a unique set of behaviors--101 in all--that women learn in girlhood that sabotage them as adults. Now, in this groudbreaking guide, she helps you eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back--and offers invaluable coaching tips you can easily incorporate into your social and business skills. If you recognize and change the behaviors that say "girl" not "woman", the results will pay off in carrer opportunites you never thought possible--and in an image that identifies you as someone with the power and know-how to occupy the corner office.