Published Thursday, October 2, 2014

Employers and potential employers have more power than they think in helping to narrow the confidence gap between men and women in the workplace.

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Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At the tail-end of a discussion about the treatment of female lawyers by their male counterparts, a young female attorney stood and asked: "What about discrimination that happens at the hands of another woman attorney? Does that still happen?" Sadly, the whispered responses from around the room indicated the answer is still an embarrassed "yes." Later, we asked women attendees at another conference the same question and received the same answer. Uh-oh. Houston, we have a problem.

Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working.

Published Friday, September 26, 2014

New academic research uncovers certain gender biases when it comes to flexible-work arrangements. Can HR level the playing field for workers struggling to strike that delicate balance between work and home?

Published Thursday, September 25, 2014

Humans make quick decisions. We react reflexively to strange, threatening and potentially life-threatening situations. It’s part of how we survive. Less dramatically but more frequently, we have routine interactions where we meet someone and later realize we’d gotten a “good” or “bad” impression about that person. Maybe this “feeling” translated into an instant like or dislike, all based on an encounter that lasted only a few seconds. But they can affect whether and how we choose to interact with individuals afterward.

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Colorado Law Launches New Program to Help In-House Counsel Accelerate Careers The University of Colorado Law School will host the first-ever Corporate Counsel Intensive Institute (CCII) January 5-9, 2015, at the Wolf Law Building in Boulder, Colorado. CCII is an more»
Published Monday, September 15, 2014

The good news with respect to law firms, especially larger law firms, is that direct and intentional barriers to success at law firms have been largely identified and corrected over the last couple of decades. However, the barriers caused by unconscious bias are still strongly entrenched within the legal profession. This statement is not meant to condemn law firms or the managing bodies of those firms because it is nearly impossible to exist as an individual or an organization composed of individuals without having some aspect of hidden or unconscious bias. However, any firm that wishes to address this issue can take steps to do so.

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is accepting applications for its 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship program. FaegreBD offers four Fellowships annually that provide professional experience and mentorship to second-year law students from populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession. Fellowship awardees will each receive a 10-week summer more»
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