Recent statistics from the American Bar Association show that in America's top 200 law firms, 45 percent of associates are women, but only 20 percent of partners and 4 percent of managing partners are female. What gives?
According to 44 percent of those 200 law firms - they say it's women's lack of business development that puts them at a disadvantage for partner roles.
Business development is a unique challenge for women, as they experience time pressures and other obstacles to maintaining relationships in and out of the office that other attorneys do not.
This article highlights the challenges women face and introduces "A Regimen for Relationships", which includes tips for overcoming those obstacles. Check it out to learn more about how you can improve business development and subsequently, your skills as an attorney.
This article was recommended by Lucy Dollens, partner at Quarles & Brady LLP. If you would like to submit or recommend an article for a WLD post, email Mary Kay Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.