Leadership

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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Champions for Change

Women represent about 51% of the United States’ population. We earn 60% of all master’s degrees in the United States and control or influence more than 70% of consumer spending. Despite these figures, women are still largely absent from corporate boardrooms and corner offices: only about 5% of CEOs in corporate America are women. Of …

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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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Q&A with Deborah Gillis of Catalyst Inc.

Deborah Gillis is President and CEO of Catalyst, a leading international nonprofit organization working to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. We recently sat down with Deborah to discuss her leadership style, spearheading the sponsorship movement and her work towards continued corporate diversity and inclusion. Q: You’ve occupied many leadership positions during your career. …

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The Value of Sponsorship

Much can be said for the benefits of cultivating strong and supportive mentoring relationships. In recent years, mentoring has had to share the spotlight with another form of professional relationship: sponsorship. Admittedly, at the outset of my legal career, I was unaware of the distinction between a more traditional mentoring relationship and sponsorship. While I …

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