Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 10, 2014

This week we were thrilled to see Ms. JD board member Noorain Khan named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for law and policy. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this fantastic achievement. Congratulations Noorain!

Janet Yellen was confirmed as chair of the Federal Reserve, the first woman to ever lead the Fed. As the Fed looks to wind down programs designed to respond to the 2008 financial crisis, Yellen’s leadership will undoubtedly be under scrutiny from all angles. Reuters also notes that the timing of Yellen’s takeover unfortunately coincides with a number of female policymakers leaving the Fed.

Is being the boss the secret to being happy at work? One study suggests that bosses are far more likely to be happy in their current position than workers are.  The study also noted that 54% of workers and bosses said men tend to earn more money for doing the same work. If your New Year’s resolution was to find a new job, the Daily Muse has collected some of the latest advice and research to help you prepare for interviews, while The Careerist lists their six ways to get happy.

The challenges facing women in technology are well documented. However, networking is leading to success for a number of women as they look to change their careers and the tech industry as a whole.

There’s still time to register for the Ms. JD: Passion Forward Conference! Don’t miss your chance to connect with some of the nation’s most talented leaders in the law.

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