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Posted by: Yahairah Aristy on Feb 25, 2021

This Black History month I introduced you to Charlotte E. Ray – the first African American lawyer in the United States; Judge Jane Bolin – the first female African American judge in the United States; and Barbara Jordan – the first African American women from a Southern state to serve in the U.S House of Representatives. Each of these women attained recognized excellence in their field by fully pursuing their passions and interests. 

It then seems fitting that as we wrap up the last week of Black History month that we remember Maya Angelou, who said “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”. The untold story is the narrative of success women do not develop when they do not pursue their passions and interests out of timidness or fear. Angelou reminds us that “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.” 

Lawyers Club wants to empower our members to own their narrative of success. So, we have a full March calendar to do exactly that including our first women’s conference curated by yours truly as a gift to all of our members to learn from women leaders that have shattered glass ceilings, how they developed their narrative of success. We also are launching a Business Development sub-committee at the Professional Advancement Committee meeting, and a Parenting Committee, with the goal of providing all members professional tools that truly advance your careers. 

Check out the March Calendar—join us—it’s going to be GREAT!