Susan Smith Blakely

Lawyers/Fashionistas Transform How Young Professional Women Shop

Some of your fellow women lawyers are revolutionalizing how women professionals shop.  They are taking the leg work out of on-line shopping for young women like you, who do not have time to comb the internet for the perfect shirt, boots or bag.  Not having the time is a given for most young women lawyers, but not having the fashion statements to raise your spirits and keep you looking fabulous?  Never ... for many of you.  So, help is on the way!

Three young women have developed a bias-free algorithm --- not sure I understand what that is ---- for bringing fashion to you with choices and panache.  The women-led company brings the best fashion and beauty products available, which results in daily “Top Ten” lists to further streamline the online shopping experience. Categories for your viewing pleasure include everything from work pants, pumps, and sports bras to mascaras, red lipsticks, and hair tools.

Check out the article.  See what two women lawyers and a Pratt Institute-educated designer are doing to make your life easier.  See what entrepreneurship is all about for these women ... making life easier plus working in a field that excites them.

But, it's not all play.  There are contracts to write, contracts to read, documents to review and deals to negotiate.  All things that young women lawyers do so well.  Sounds like a winning combination!

See what you think.


Susan Smith Blakely is the Founder of LegalPerspectives LLC and an award-winning, nationally-recognized author, speaker and consultant on issues related to young women lawyers, young women law students and young women interested in careers in the law.  She is author of Best Friends at the Bar:  What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers 2009), and Best Friends at the Bar:  The New Balance for Today's Woman Lawyer (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2012), which addresses the work-life struggle for women lawyers and includes twelve profiles of women who have successfully transitioned from one practice setting to another.  Her new book, Best Friends at the Bar:  Top-Down Leadership for Women Lawyers, will focus on the responsibilities of law firm leaders and will be released by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business in 2015.

Ms. Blakely frequently speaks at colleges and universities, law schools, law firms and law organizations, and she has been featured in media including the LA Daily Journal, National Jurist, Washington Examiner Newspaper, Forbes Woman, DC Spotlight, Daily Muse and Huffington Post Business.  Ms. Blakely also is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at conferences on women's issues and the law profession, and she has been a featured speaker at the US Department of Justice, Civil Division.  She is the recipient of the Ms. JD 2015 "Sharing Her Passion Award" for her work on behalf of women in the law.
Ms. Blakely graduated from the University of Wisconsin with distinction and from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a teaching fellow. She is a member of the CoachSource global network of leadership coaches and a career coach for the Indiana University Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Development and Executive Coaching Academy.   For more information, please visit 

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