Planning for the success of diverse attorneys

Legal department leaders should provide business training to foster growth opportunities

Last year, Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC) released its seminal study, “The Perspectives of Women of Color Attorneys in Corporate Legal Departments,” which revealed important data about the work experience of female attorneys. The study, designed by the Center for Creative Leadership, measured 14 components, including perceptions about organizational climate for diversity and inclusion, promotional opportunities, as well as future career aspirations, to name a few.

On the component of future career aspirations, the majority of respondents set high goals for themselves. They aimed to become division general counsel or chief legal officers. One-third of respondents said they aspire to head a business unit.

Laurie Robinson

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