‘Spotlight on People’ Category

June 18th, 2010, 6:00 am

Celebrating Two of LA’s History-Making Female Lawyers

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Twelve of the nation’s largest law firms are centrally located in the city of Los Angeles and according to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 556,790 lawyers in California – not including those who are self-employed. As a lawyer, making a name for yourself in this city […]

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May 7th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Profile: Women Corporate Directors

by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) It may be hard for some to believe, but an organization that now has a global network of 525 high-powered members who serve on 675 boards began rather humbly with a home-cooked meal around a small dinner table in a New York City apartment. Susan Stautberg, President of PartnerCom Corporation, […]

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April 9th, 2009, 6:00 am

The Glass Ceiling: Who Said That?

by Paige Churchman (New York City) We all talk about the glass ceiling, but do you know when the term began? Or whom we have to thank for it? Take a guess: A) In 1971, Gloria Steinem coined the term in the premiere issue of Ms. Magazine. B) Carol Hymowitz and Timothy Schellhardt used it […]

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July 17th, 2008, 6:00 am

Stay at Home Husband? One Lawyer’s Story

Ilise*, a female attorney at a big New York law firm, is the envy of most of her female peers, at least those with children. Unlike most of the other lawyers at her firm, who have to juggle unpredictable hours with inflexible and costly childcare arrangements, Ilise has a built in child care system that […]

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July 7th, 2008, 1:15 pm

Ms. Fix-it: Barbara Desoer

By: Pamela Weinsaft Just as military promotions are offered as a reward for dangerous missions, the key to success in the corporate world may lie in the willingness to take on the challenge of turning around struggling companies or divisions of companies. When women succeed in meeting these challenges, they blaze a trail, advance to […]

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