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Combatting Sexual Harassment
Daily news feeds are filled with stories of women coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment in a variety of industries. Allegations in the tech and entertainment industries have made headlines, but these issues equally impact attorneys.
Several issues contribute to sexual harassment in the legal profession:
o 36% of attorneys are women
o 18% of law firm equity partners are women
o 18% of managing partners are women
o 24.8% of general counsels at Fortune 500 companies are women
o 19.8% of general counsels at Fortune 501-1000 companies are women
o 31.1% of law school deans are women
The #metoo campaign enabled millions to share their personal stories. This is a wake-up call.
Now is the time for solutions. Lawyers Club is hosting a Solutions Summit on November 3rd. The event will bring together industry experts, legal professionals, professors and students to robustly discuss these vital issues. The conference will focus on finding practical and viable solutions.
Topics that will be covered:
This is the beginning of a long journey. Join us on November 3rd to be a part of the solution.
Guest blogger Patti Perez is the Founder and President of PersuasionPoint Inc.