GLS is 75% female, which is standard in the nonprofit industry with national averages around 73%. In the legal field, however, women make up only 38% of employees and 22% of partners in private practices, even though law school grads tend to be 50% female. Male lawyers earn more than female lawyers. White women are represented at higher rates than women of color.
Clearly, we still have a long way to go.
In light of this, GLS is celebrating Women’s History Month by taking a look at the women in law who have inspired us, broken barriers, and created opportunities for others to advance in the legal field.
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