By Laura Bladow • April 20, 2017•Ms. JD, Careers, Firms and the Private Sector, Other Career Issues, Law School, Choosing a Career and Landing a Job, Issues, Balancing Private and Professional Life, •Mentoring and Networking
April marks the month that most women catch up to their male colleagues' salaries for the prior year. For this year's equal pay day, Ms. JD talked to women who have not only achieved equal pay, they are running their own firms as part of doing so. Moderated by Ms. JD Board Emeritus, Janet Wallace, if you have ever dreamed of launching your own firm, you will not want to miss this conversation with Amanda Green Alexander!
Watch below to learn more about the path to firm leadership and practical advice for hanging out your own shingle. Thank you to the Commission on Women in the Profession for their co-sponsorship of this event!
Amanda Green Alexander, Esq.
Amanda Green Alexander, Esq., a native of Kokomo, Mississippi, is owner/principal of Alexander Law, P.A. in Jackson, Mississippi. She leads a firm of litigators who are involved in a wide range of cases, including representing insurance carriers and businesses in the areas of commercial, auto, premises liability, general liability, workers’ compensation, labor and employment law and all areas of insurance defense. It is only insurance defense firm of its size led by an African American woman in the state of MS. She currently serves as the President of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association. She has received numerous recognition and accolades by the profession and community, including being named “Top 50 Under 40 in Business” by the MS Business Journal; “2015 Top Women Lawyers in Mid-South” by Memphis Magazine and “2015 Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year” by the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association; Champions of Women Business Owners Award by the U.S. Small Business Association and Woman Trailblazer Award presented by the MS Bar Women in the Profession Committee. Amanda wears many hats but the greatest one comes with a cape as the mother of Amari Elizabeth.