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In 2015, a man starting work at a law firm was three times more likely than a woman to make partner. The same held true for accounting and consulting firms. Women’s leadership coach Alison Temperley addresses unconscious bias and gender inequities in professional service firms. She has 30 years of experience working in and with such firms. Even in firms that claim to be meritocracies, women don’t advance as quickly as their male counterparts. Temperley advises women to be more vocal, to express how their contributions matter and to advocate for promotion. Although the book’s subtitle positions her overview as niche advice for women in professional firms, women in many fields will find her counsel applicable. getAbstract recommends Temperley’s helpful guidance to women in the workforce and to men who want to balance gender inequalities at work.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How women can actively manage their professional careers,
  • Why professional service firms need to fix internal inequities and
  • What women can do to succeed in this environment.
 

About the Author

Alison Temperley applies her 30-plus years of professional service firm experience to coaching female accountants, lawyers and consultants. She leads the design, delivery and coaching of global women’s leadership programs for Linklaters and Allen & Overy, both international law firms, and co-leads their global program.

 

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Whether you work in law, accounting, medicine, consulting, or another professional service area, consider what you offer your firm. Many women underestimate their talents. Run through some self-analysis to identify what you contribute and what you want. Where do you hope to be in three years? What aspects of your life do you want to keep or discard? What information do you need to move forward? Analyze not only what you want, but also how to get there, including professional assignments and remuneration. Identify the factors that keep you grounded, such as personal support, exercise and leisure activities.


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