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So obviously the big news this week was the election. Whatever your politics we hope you'll celebrate the achievements of women on Tuesday night: Mazie Hirono became the first woman Hawaii will send to the Senate, as well as the Senate’s first Asian-American woman member. Elizabeth Warren became the first woman elected to the Senate from Massachusetts. Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay woman elected to the Senate. Tammy Duckworth became the first disabled woman elected to the House. New Hampshire became the first state to be led by an all-female Congressional delegation. Tulsi Gabbard become the first Hindu elected to Congress. Hooray for women leaders!
Take some crisis management lessons from the response to Hurricane Sandy
We've criticized NALP for their failure to accurately report the number of women partners in large law firms, but this week NALP gets a pat on the back for resisting law schools' efforts to hide unflattering post-graduation employment information
This week U.S. News published its annual issue on the best law firms. There's a great article on best practices for advancing and retaining women (at pg 34 here), but perhaps the most notable thing about the issue is that there isn't a single article about or by a person of color. Best? No way.
A departure memo on the reality of the work-life hampster wheel strikes a nerve
The Kindle edition of Kate McGuinness's book, Terminal Ambition, is free today through Saturday at Amazon: Click here if you are interested! If you don’t have a Kindle, there are free Kindle Readers available for computers, phones, and tablets here.