This is a personal post written by a very proud mom of all the women and girls in our family! Today’s blog is about my daughter, Kerry. In the past year, she became an equity partner in a major law firm.
According to the American Bar Association, Commission on Women in the Profession, the percentage of women in different roles in private practice law firms are as follows:
- 45 % Associates
- 20% Partners
- 17% Equity partners
- 4% Managing partners
Women need to shift from thinking “I’m not ready to do that” to thinking “I want to do that— and I’ll learn by doing it.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
One of the reasons, I believe women sometimes limit themselves in the business world is because they are much more cautious than men and less likely to take a leap. Women tend to play it safe. And they can be slow to express what they truly want in their professions because of fear of negative labeling or reactions from others.
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Surround yourself with women succeeding in business. You will learn much from watching them make the choices they do that move their careers forward.