JD Supra recently published “4 Business Development Truths for Women Lawyers,” an article penned by Jill Huse. In it, she shares what women who are seeking to further their legal careers need to know about business development.
Below is an excerpt of the article, and it can be read here on the JD Supra website in its entirety.
We all know there are currently more women than men in law school and more women than men in associate ranks. Those numbers have still not translated (yet) to partnership and leadership levels within law firms. Men still dominate both.
Power and influence in law firms are determined by marketing prowess. You can generally make partner based on merit, but equity partnership and leadership are influenced by your personal book of business. To reach those heights, you need one.
So, if business development is the key to seeing more women in equity partnership and leadership, what do women lawyers need to know? I’m glad you asked.
The four truths can be read here.