It's hard to escape women's initiatives and committees. Almost every big firm has one. But they may do more harm than good and take lawyers away from time better spent billing hours, says attorney Denise Howell. Unless a firm is committed to achieving and charting results, a women's initiative is more show than substance, argues Howell. She says women's initiatives attempt too little, limiting themselves to encouraging women to be like men, or at least the ones seen as traditionally successful lawyers.
Is a Women's Initiative Meeting Worth Your Time?
The American Lawyer
June 3, 2008