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Did you know...

-At the median, the typical female equity partner in the 200 largest firms earns 80% of the compensation earned by the typical male partner. 

-The typical firm has 2 women and 8 men on their highest US-based governance committee--that's 22% women.

-Lawyers of colors represent only 8% of the law firm equity partners. And LGBT lawyers only comprise 2% of equity partners.

-Women comprise 44 percent of associates. 

-Although the gender pay gap has narrowed, at the current rate of change, it will not close until 2059.

-Women earn only 79% of what men make in comparable jobs. African American women make only 60% and Latinas make only 55% compared to white men.

-100% of firms in the NAWL survey reported that its highest U.S. paid partner is male.

-Only 24.1% of all federal judgeships were held by women, and only 27.5% of state judgeships were held by women.

-Women of color were more likely than any other group to experience exclusion from other employees, racial and gender stereotyping.

You can help us change these statistics! Women's victories are everyone's victories!






Dina Refki, Abigya Eshete, and Selena Hajiani, Women in Federal and State-Level Judgeships (Center for Women in Government and Civil Society/Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at University of Albany, 2012)

Deepali Bagati, Women of Color in U.S. Law Firms (Catalyst, 2008).




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