President's Message

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    Lisa M. Passante
    NAWL President
    2014-2015  

    September 2014

    It is hard to believe it has been two months since our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon in July.  Those of you who were there heard about our new initiative—the NAWL Challenge Club.   This is my shout out to all of you to “Join the Club!”

    We all know that the percentage of women in equity partner positions has stagnated.  The Club is a targeted attempt to raise that number and give women a fair shot at what is considered the holy grail within law firms.

    The premise of the club could not be more straightforward.  Law firms will…

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