To ensure women continue to be represented in the legal profession, it’s important for leaders to encourage discussion around professional needs and goals and to build strong mentor relationships for success, say leading women lawyers in law.
“It’s important for women, especially as leaders at law firms, to look at other women working at the firm and identify them as potential sources of information as future leaders and to mentor those young women,” says Alisa Mazo, founder/lawyer at Mazo Chowbay in Toronto. “We, as women, need to encourage each other and see the potential future leader or a great future lawyer in each one of those young professionals within our organization.”
While the profession of law has traditionally been a male-dominated profession, this is no longer the case. In fact, more than half of law students are women, says Mazo.