Women in the Workplace: We Have a Long Way to Go

Yesterday, McKinsey & Co and Lean In released their yearly Women in the Workplace report. Over 200 companies employing more than 12 million people participated in this year's study. The takeaway? We have a long way to go, especially if you are a woman of color. I highly encourage everyone to read the full report,…

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

  A few months ago, I read The Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett. In it, she describes the various difficulties and biases women face in the workplace and provides strategies to help women effectively navigate and overcome these challenges. If you haven't read it, it's a quick, yet informative read. And it helps that…

The Hidden Cost of Hidden Figures

Last year, the film Hidden Figures won critical acclaim for its portrayal of three African-American women who were deeply involved with helping NASA win the "Space Race" of the 1950's and 60's.  They were not recognized for their contributions at the time, and it's only today that most of us are learning about their stories.…

If You’re Being Sexually Harassed, You’re Not Alone

It seems as though there has been no shortage of sexual harassment stories in the news as of late. High-profile cases such as those at Fox News and Uber have made headlines in the last few weeks, but the truth is that sexual harassment is far more common than we like to think. Sadly, most…

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…

How Women Can Become More Politically Engaged

Last week, I helped to organize a panel at the New York City Bar Association entitled, Make History: Practical Discussions for Getting Politically Engaged. The idea for this panel came after the presidential election last  year when many women felt a call to action. We had a fabulous roster of speakers including, Erin Villardi, founder and…

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…