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…