Women

#MeToo Immunity - "Time's Up" for Politics?

October 08, 2018
#MeToo and Time's Up movements as agents of change in many industries and the challenges they face in politics. By: Kate Blumenthal

As More Women Run for Office, U.S. State Legislatures are Poised to Change

October 08, 2018
The large influx of women seeking public office this year could produce the largest increase of women state lawmakers. If women candidates win this year at their historic rate of 60 percent, they could account for about 38 percent of state lawmakers. By: Ginger Gibson

New Poll Shows That Republicans Have Become the Party of #MeToo Backlash

October 08, 2018
A new poll is the latest evidence of a dramatic partisan breakdown over what to do about sexual assault allegations: A majority of Republicans are willing to support political candidates who face multiple accusations of sexual assault, while a vast majority of Democrats are not. By: Zack Beauchamp

Why is Trump Off the Hook in MeToo Movement? Because We Let Him Off

October 08, 2018
Think of a political campaign as a trial, with the election as the verdict. The reason President Donald Trump is seemingly immune from the sexual-harassment cultural shift is because, like it or not, voters already found him not guilty. Or at least not guilty enough. By: Danny Westneat

The Political Impact of #MeToo

October 08, 2018
The impact of the #MeToo movement in policits. By: Stefan Hankin

Career Coach: Mentors Matter, but Women Need Sponsors in High Places

September 03, 2018

It is clear that having a mentor is advantageous for anyone wanting to move up, and especially for women.

Research has shown that a mentor helps protégés gain career outcomes such as: higher compensation and faster salary growth, greater job and career satisfaction and organizational commitment, and higher expectations for advancement. Mentors do this by providing coaching, challenging assignments, sponsorship, and exposure and visibility. In addition, mentors can provide psychosocial support by serving as role models and providing counseling, acceptance and friendship.

Why Women Lawyers Need Sponsors, Not Just Mentors

September 03, 2018

Mentoring in the legal profession is not new. For women lawyers, in particular, mentors can be invaluable sources of guidance on everything from the nuts and bolts of the practice to work/life balance strategies. Many firms have formal mentoring programs for associates, pairing them with a partner or senior associate who can help them develop their skills as lawyers. Every young lawyer should seek out and develop a positive relationship with a mentor (and pay it forward to the next generation by becoming a mentor in the years ahead).

Sponsorship is an Important Key to Unlocking Women’s Career Potential

September 03, 2018

Did you know that …

There are more CEOs named John than female CEOs in total?

Just 2 per cent of venture-capital investment goes to women?

While we've made significant strides since the suffragettes of the early 1900s, we have ways to go. One way we can move the dial is through the power of sponsorship.

Sponsorship – often confused with but very different from mentorship – is one step beyond advocacy: It's someone being your champion, putting their reputation on the line for your career advancement.