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Unleashing the Potential of Women in LawFeaturing Patricia K. Gillette, Carol Frohlinger, Epstein Henry Esq, Cathy Fleming and many moreThe lack of women in power positions could be costing law firms... read more
Change is in the air: change in the way work gets done, in the way performance is measured, and in the way law firms interact with their clients. But how does this square with the psyche of lawyers... read more
The concept of feminism has been around for decades. It has been written about, sung about, bantied about. It has been the subject of conversations in Congress and decisions of the United States... read more
Why are so many people afraid of the dark?  Maybe because you don’t know what’s there.  You sense danger. So you remain quiet and wait for someone to turn on a light.That is what it feels... read more
Pat Gillette Receives Distinguished 2015 Golden Hammer AwardThe ABA Law Practice Division Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the ABA Women Rainmakers have awarded this year’s Golden Hammer Award... read more
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She wouldn't be the first person to come to mind if I asked for the name of a female leader. Yet, when you think about it, she was a true leader - identifying the task... read more
Making a list and checking it twice. That's what Santa does. And then he brings gifts. For a long time now, law firms have been helping the legal industry’s equivalent of Santa (read "law firm... read more
Women had to fight for the right to take maternity leave. We had to fight for the right to work part time. We had to fight for the right to work remotely. These issues drove women’s initiatives,... read more
LEADERSHIP CAN NO LONGER BE A MAN’S FIELD: How to Successfully Implement the Mansfield Rule  Change is like heaven. Everybody wants to go there, but no one wants to die. Perhaps that explains... read more
10 cents. That’s how much it cost to change the behavior of hundreds of thousands of people in the Bay Area. When cities and counties imposed a 10 cent cost for a paper bag at the grocery store,... read more
Sweet 16 and never been kissed. That was the mantra for teenage girls in the 1950s and early 1960s. Sixteen was the beginning of everything — and if you had never been kissed, you soon would be, or... read more
It's not personal. This is the current mantra of law firms with regards to their staff members, associates, and partners. "Sorry, first-year associate, you won't be starting work when we... read more
Pat Gillette co-founded the Opt-In Project, which tapped into the wisdom of industry leaders to find innovative strategies for the retention of professional women in the workforce. The results of the... read more
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” I have to confess that never in a million years did I think I would be quoting Roseanne Barr for anything. But, it has... read more
Pat Gillette played a key role in the research for this groundbreaking study by Lawyer Metrics, which identifies the characteristics that make rainmakers successful, and confirms that these... read more