Women in the legal field know the value of mentorships and networking. A disproportionally small number of general counsel in Fortune 500 companies are women, and women in the profession have a tendency to share the power, as female inside counsel give business to female outside counsel.
Another way that women GCs can promote their female colleagues is to hire them for deputy positions in their legal departments. Such is the philosophy of Ana Salas Siegel, SVP & deputy general counsel for Fox International Latin America. Siegel and her all-female team were recently profiled by dailybusinessreview.com, and the team represents something of an anomaly in the legal world.