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Top women in the legal industry discuss the right time to “lean in”

Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In” is just one of the many topics that will be discussed at the upcoming Women, Influence and Power in the Law Conference.

Sheryl Sandberg, Photo via Women 2.0

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg recently made a splash with her new book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” In it, she discusses the barriers that women face in the corporate world and how to overcome them. Sandberg says women need to “lean in” to overcome societal gender roles, working as hard as they can to climb the corporate ladder, even with families and other obligations.

If nothing else, the book selection has created dialogue from women all across the business world. That includes the legal arena, where women are increasing in number, but still not yet on equal footing with men. At the upcoming Women, Influence and Power in Law Conference in Washington D.C., four top women in the legal profession will engage in a panel to discuss Sandberg’s work as well as its message: How can women rise to the top of both the boardroom and the legal space?

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