Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 29, 2016

History was made this week as Hillary Clinton officially became the first female presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party. The Washington Post identified three ways Hillary Clinton's nomination may affect the representation of women in politics while elsewhere commentators noted the questionable decision to run photos of Bill Clinton -- instead of the nominee herself -- alongside news stories reporting the historic moment.

Michelle Obama gave a powerful speech reminding us all of the historic times we live in and the hope we should all have for the future. Her speech was so powerful, it lead to more than one call for Michelle Obama to consider her own run for the White House in the years to come.

Equal pay for female attorneys hit the headlines again as Traci Ribeiro, a Chicago-based partner at Sedgwick filed suit against the firm, alleging gender discrimination. Ms. Ribeiro is not the first attorney to raise concerns about pay inequality at law firms.

Elsewhere, The Cooper Review took aim (in cartoon form) at non-threatening leadership strategies for women, for when you need to be "assertive, yet loveable!"

Join us at Ms. JD's Global Education Fund Benefit on August 22, 2016 in San Francisco! Here are the top five reasons to attend. You can donate or purchase tickets here.

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