031: Why is it So Horrible to Be a Woman Lawyer?

Today, we are talking about a topic near and dear to our hearts, being a woman in the legal profession. It's 2016, are we really still having this same tired conversation about women in the workplace? Yes, yes we are. In this episode we discuss: What is it really like to be a woman in the legal workforce? Why is it so hard to be a woman in the legal profession? Lee and Alison share their experience as lawyers, and from other jobs What is the "Martha Stewart" complex and why is it dangerous for women? Dealing with the lack of sponsorship for female lawyers How motherhood fits into your career as a lawyer Why are we not openly discussing the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood in the legal profession?  Where can we go from here? Resources Helping Moms Lean In, But Not Too Far - NY Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/fashion/helping-moms-lean-in-but-not-too-far.html) One Reason Why the Legal Profession is so Screwed Up (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/05/one-reason-the-legal-profession-is-so-screwed-up/) My Beloved World by Justice Sotomayor (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00957T7CQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1) Ms JD Law Review Diversity Survey (http://ms-jd.org/blog/article/ms.-jd-partners-with-nyu-law-review-to-re-launch-our-annual-law-review-dive) What No One Tells You Before You Go To Law School: You're Entering a Sexist Profession (http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/having-daughters-rather-than-sons-makes/) Mentors or Sponsors: Which Do You Need? (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/06/mentors-or-sponsors-which-do-you-need/) Having Daughters Rather Than Sons Makes You More Liberal (http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/having-daughters-rather-than-sons-makes/) BigLaw Partner Begs Associates Not to Leave Because of Their Kids (http://abovethelaw.com/2014/05/biglaw-partner-begs-associates-not-to-quit-because-of-their-kids/) If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know! We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Thanks for listening! And good luck out there, ladies! Alison & Lee

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