“Fake it ’till You Make it.” Good Advice or Recipe for Disaster?

"Fake it 'till you make it" has always been a favorite expression of mine, and I've subscribed to this philosophy for years. I've even used it a time or two on this site. But, I've recently started to wonder whether this phrase we all so casually throw around is actually sound advice or if it…

Five Girl-Power Approved Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

If you're anything like me, you probably spend more time than you should on social media. Instagram is my personal favorite, and if I'm not careful, I can spend hours scrolling through the feeds of friends and strangers alike. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a pretty picture and a funny meme. But,…

What Does It Mean To Be An Ally?

Working in the diversity/gender and inclusion space, I work primarily with the women and diverse attorneys at my firm. Not surprisingly, the diverse attorneys are a small fraction of our very talented workforce. And that's not just the case at my firm. It's true for the legal industry as a whole, and for most industries generally. Being…

Are Women Already Equal to Men?

Last night as I was perusing through my social media, I came across a post in which someone I know was angry about "radical feminists" speaking over her and advocating for things she didn't personally want. She was offended at the idea that some women felt they could speak for all women. For her, traditional…

The Million Woman March

Last Friday, January 20th, we inaugurated our 45th president, Donald Trump. The following morning, what felt like every woman I know woke up and marched on Washington, New York , Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, St. Louis, Chicago and Austin, to name a few. To my great surprise, the marches had gone international with demonstrations in…