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Black Women Attorneys Head Straight To Corporate Jobs

 NEW YORK  — Corporate Counsel Women of Color® (“CCWC”) has unveiled its seminal study on the work experience of women of color attorneys. The report—The Perspectives of Women of Color Attorneys in Corporate Legal Departments—reveals new data about an increasingly important sector of the legal community. CCWC used a special luncheon presentation and panel discussion as the backdrop to release the findings from its two-year research initiative.

 
“This study reveals a pipeline of diverse and talented women of color attorneys in corporations,” said Laurie Robinson, Founder and CEO of CCWC. “We expect both corporate law  departments and law firms globally to benefit from our findings and recommendations. But as with any initiative of  this magnitude, the lasting impact will come from actual implementation of the course of action we have identified.”   
 
Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon, Host of Weekly with Ed Gordon on BET Networks, moderated the panel, which featured engaging discussions on recruitment, retention and advancement of women of color attorneys at law firms and in corporations. Presenters included general counsels of Fortune 1000 and Forbes 2000 companies, as well as the managing partners of some of the nation's largest law firms.  

Key findings from the CCWC study include: 
ƒ The experience of working in a corporate legal department was rated better than the experience of working in a law firm based on six key areas: access to senior management, access to clients, work assignments, atmosphere of inclusion, promotional opportunities, and training and development opportunities.  
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“Being valued” was rated the number one element in current job satisfaction. 
Corporate legal departments were viewed as minimally diverse. 
Gender was perceived as more of a barrier to advancement than race and/or ethnicity, but this did not deter in-house women of color from setting high goals for advancement. 
 
This report gives corporations, as well as law firms—which have been noted to have high attrition rates within this unique group—the tools and best practices they need to engage, leverage, and maximize the talented pool of women of color attorneys within their ranks.
 

STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Women News, Minority News, Discrimination, Diversity, Female, Underrepresented, Equality, Gender Bias, Equality

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