Women in Law, Discovering the True Meaning of Success
Women in Law chronicles the stories of 23 women lawyers as each one embarks on her own personal journey of self-love, self-reflection, and self-awareness to define for herself what success means in law–and in life.
Each story in Women in Law is as unique as the author, expressing the trials and tribulations leading up to a defining moment in each author’s life. Some women share heartbreaking stories of challenges they have overcome, while others share stories of how they gained the strength to make the choice, in some cases, to follow a different path.
What People Are Saying About Women In Law:
“Women in Law Discovering the True Meaning of Success is an insightful book and a must read for any woman lawyer who is either at the beginning of her career or thinking about transitioning from her current job. With candor, compassion, and humor, the authors address how they overcame self-doubt, mistakes, and impostor syndrome to chart their own unique professional journeys, fueled by a passion for their work and their desire to help other women advance and succeed. Their inspiring real-life stories vividly demonstrate the importance of mentors, sponsors, family, and friends, and even an online sisterhood of advisors. The many concrete strategies, tips, and advice they impart will help you define your own meaning of success on your terms, rather than what others may expect of you. This book is an indispensable guide to help you navigate through any challenge or obstacle you may encounter during your career.”
-Roberta ‘Bobbi” Liebenberg, former Chair, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession; Principal, The Red Bee Group; and Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black
“[Women in Law] is an important and very readable book. Being a woman lawyer is given so many different nuances by the various contributors, showing that everyone’s journey is different. It comes across clearly that there are so many different paths to success and what ‘success’ means will be different for each woman. What success means will also change as life changes. This is one of the key themes in the book–that the conventional notion of a ‘successful lawyer’ may not be what actually brings you personal success. Many of the women featured achieved amazing successes but then questioned how fulfilling those successes actually were for them, and they were able to move in new directions. There’s an important message for the legal profession: We need to consistently question what ‘success’ looks like and if it is out of reach of some because of definitions that are too narrow and now outdated. This is a book about women who are lawyers; but its message is important for all lawyers and even for all professionals working during this time when how we work and why we work is changing.
-Dr. Catherine McGregor MCMI ChMC, Management Consultant and author of Business Thinking in Practice for In-house Counsel
“The authors of Women in Law Discovering the True Meaning of Success know the power of stories, and this book is chock full of illuminating and inspiring ones. The rich, diverse voices of women attorneys beckon the reader to reflect on the many experiences shared, and then seem to invite the reader to write their own unique story-to say, I dare you not to.”
-Michele Mayes, General Counsel, New York Public Library; co-author, Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500; and former Chair, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession