The search for meaning: are women just not rewarded by a life in law?

High-performing women lawyers are finding partnership isn't always for them

You are probably as fatigued as I am about this topic: why are women still lagging behind men at law firms?

For many years, I’ve looked for explanations: is it simple sexism? The dearth of role models and mentors? The clash of work and family? Are women too complacent? Too bitchy? Are they wearing the wrong shoes?

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