Gender Equality

Sorry! Not Sorry? A Colloquy

Eighth-year associate Amanda Bartlett and first-year associate Kate Saba recall an email exchange discussing the gender politics around women apologizing at work. Amanda Bartlett (Eighth-year associate, Litigation Department): Kate–Remember that time I laid into you about over-apologizing when you hadn’t done anything wrong, you pushed back, and we ended up with “Let’s write an article about …

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When Justice is Denied: The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts on Women in the UK

Imagine if, overnight, 17.5% of funding dedicated to legal aid disappeared, leaving considerable areas of law—such as welfare benefits, housing, immigration, private family and employment—with significantly diminished coverage. On April 1, 2013, the UK found itself in that very position when the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into effect, cutting …

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Q&A with Michaela Watkins

We recently spoke with actress and comedian Michaela Watkins. Michaela recently appeared in an episode of Flip the Script, a series produced by Women in Film that re-creates real-life conversations had by women in the entertainment industry, but with the gender roles reversed. Watch the entire Flip the Script series here. Michaela currently stars in the …

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Book Review: “Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan” by Isabel Buchanan

Isabel Buchanan was a 23-year old Scottish law graduate when she moved to Pakistan to work in Lahore on capital defence cases. In her book, Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan, which won the Saltire First Book Award and was named book of the year by The Economistand The Spectator, she tells the captivating story of life as …

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Shining a Light on the Market Potential of Gender Equality

We recently spoke with Heidi DuBois, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Finance at BNY Mellon, who spearheaded a collaborative report between BNY Mellon and the United Nations Foundation titled “Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Close the Global Gender Gap.” The report, which was launched at the World Economic Forum earlier this …

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Paradigm for Parity

The issue of gender inequality in the workplace is a frequently discussed topic and one that is unfortunately entrenched in the corporate world. According to research by CNNMoney and Catalyst, women occupy only 14% of the top five executive positions in S&P 500 companies, fewer than 5% of CEOs are female and women hold only …

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