Female Lawyers Face Unique Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sophie Bierly

ABA Journal OCTOBER 1, 2020 BY LIANE JACKSON Out of the many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, what we do know is that it is deadly, pernicious and unpredictable. In the course of months, the virus sickened millions, crippled industries and reversed hard-won economic gains. The legal landscape, like many other sectors, has changed and continues to evolve with the challenges of a …

8 Steps for Retaining Women of Color Lawyers

Sophie Bierly

2Civility FEBRUARY 25, 2021 JAYNE REARDON  A lack of diversity and inclusion has plagued the legal profession for decades. Despite incremental progress in hiring, law firms haven’t been successful in retaining women of color lawyers in the associate ranks or promoting them to partner. While the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the stark realities of the legal profession’s diversity, equity, and …

Native Women Lead

Sophie Bierly

OUR MISSION To revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. We do this by co-creating with and convening our community to build coalition while honoring our culture, creativity, and connections

National Latina Business Women Association – San Diego

Sophie Bierly

The National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA-SD) was established in 2004. It was created to meet the needs of the growing community of Latina Entrepreneurs, Executives and Professionals.

NLBWA-SD believes in “Investing in Latinas” and has developed business networking, membership programs & benefits for its members, including monthly meetings (mixers, breakfasts, seminars &luncheons) all held at a centrally located and unique venue with incredible speakers and panelists.

Black Women’s Network

Sophie Bierly

Since 1979, Black Women’s Network has been a beacon in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan business community that unites and welcomes urban professionals by offering inspiring networking, volunteering and mentoring opportunities to support black female business, career and professional development within a supportive nonpartisan and nonsectarian environment.

Asian American Women’s Alliance (AAWA)

Sophie Bierly

AAWA seeks to create opportunities for mutual learning & nurturing, mentor relationships, career & leadership development, personal & group support, and engagement in community services.

National Professional Women of Color Network

Sophie Bierly

The National Professional Women of Color Network (PWOCN) empowers women of color through networking. Our mission is to serve as a resource for your professional and personal advancement and whether you are a career woman or woman owned business, the goal is the same – advancing your business or career through the use of the network!

PWOCN is the Premiere Multicultural Networking Organization for Women of Color. We are comprised of professional women from many industry sectors and are growing larger each day. PWOCN connects tremendous women with one another and members are translating those connections into Phenomenal Business Success.

Strategic Connections Circle – Get connected to the product, service or member you need through select gatherings. Join in with other entrepreneurs & career women for exchange, advice, mentoring and partnership.

Networking Events – Discounted entry to networking events and an opportunity to be recognized as a charter member.

Member Spotlight Option – Special opportunity to be showcased in PWOCN member spotlight.

Online Web Listing – Join our featured Premiere Charter Member page on PWOCN website. Listing includes photo, contact information and link to website.

Professional Development – Online and live trainings focused on leadership, career coaching and business mastery.

Report Card on the Diversity of California’s Legal Profession

Hei-ock Kim

Having a diverse legal profession positively impacts the administration
of justice, ensures fairness, and promotes the rule of law. The mandate
to promote a diverse and inclusive legal profession is central to the State
Bar’s mission of public protection. The State Bar advances this aspect of its
mission in part by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data on California’s
licensed attorneys through an annual attorney census. This first annual
report card uses census data to provide a clear picture of the state of the
profession from a diversity and inclusion standpoint.
As the report card reflects, the profession has become increasingly
diverse in recent decades, with newly licensed attorneys better reflecting
California’s rich and varied demographics. However, much work remains.
The analyses below highlight areas of the legal profession where the
greatest opportunities for improvement exist. A Call to Action follows to
encourage employers and attorneys to influence and advance an inclusive
workplace that supports a more diverse workforce.