President's Message

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    Lisa M. Passante
    NAWL President

    Summer 2015

    I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have been selected to lead this one of a kind organization of ours over the next year. Our organization really is “one of a kind!”

    Just look at what we stand for…

    • We’re the ones who empower women in the legal profession.• We’re the ones who stand for equal opportunities for women.
    • We’re the ones who challenge the status quo.
    • We’re the ones who have enabled women to go from being denied admission to practice before the courts to be…

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    Here's what that '78 cents to a man's dollar' wage gap statistic really meansCarmen Rios writes, "There's been a lot of conversation in the last year about equal pay and the gender wage gap.Congress has considered, failed to pass, and considered and failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act over and over again.
    Why access is the key to women's equality in the workforceChristie Garton writes, "From Patricia Arquette's stirring call for equal pay during her acceptance speech at the Oscars, to the growing #better4women initiative, the discussion on equality for women in the workforce has once again leapt into the limelight. And it's about time.
    One surprising thing pushing women into high-paying fieldsJillian Berman writes, "Women are more likely to enter male-dominated fields during a shaky economy, suggesting that the lack of women in technology, engineering, computer science and other high-paying fields may have more to do with how women view their abilities and less to do with their actual...
    Millennials More Supportive of Working Moms than Previous GenerationsWorking moms are getting more love than ever. Millennials are much more supportive of working mothers than young people in the 1970s and 1990s, and there's a broader consensus that working moms can have a great relationship with their kids, according to a new study shared exclusively with TIME. Read
    Women Making Progress in Law Firms, but Still BehindSara Randazzo writes, "Women have long been under-represented in the top ranks of law firms. New data suggests progress may be on its way. The Women in Law Empowerment Forum, a group that aims to hold law firms accountable for putting women into positions of power, is out with its fifth annual Gold

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