Candidates' reasons for moving positions are always varied and personal; however, when speaking to candidates about why they are interested in making a move, there is one reason that I hear raised time and time again: lack of mentorship.
The take-home message was simple and inspiring: set yourself up with the training and skills that will allow you to succeed on the really tough days.
The Law Times News recently released an article titled, “Women lawyers’ secrets to success” by Helen Burnett-Nichols. The author conducted a follow-up survey on the career paths of 23 female lawyers who were identified in 2009 as high achievers by their respective employers. These women spanned the spectrum in regards to martial status, but were clustered in the litigation and corporate practice areas. Four years later, 19 of those women are now partners at their firms and continue to be excellent role models for aspiring female lawyers across the industry.