By Ms. JD Weekly Roundup • June 18, 2015•Ms. JD, Ms. JD Weekly Roundup
As usual, women and minority inequality in law firms continues to be a topic of conversation. However, McKinsey & Company reveals that companies with the highest levels of racial diversity are 35% more likely to financially out-perform the industry median and companies with the lowest levels of diversity are less likely to perform above average. Meanwhile, Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP chapter president resigned after being accused of lying about her race.
Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession recently released the preliminary findings of a survey of past graduating classes; interesting findings from the study include that of the HLS alumni who left their jobs after having children, 77% were women as compared to only 23% of men. As for one big win for women, a woman’s portrait will soon appear on the $10 bill.
This woman is the only female CEO of a top 25 U.S. bank but, she doesn't believe that will be for much longer.