Mentoring Key to Bringing Women into Law Firm Leadership

While women constitute nearly 40% of practicing lawyers, their representation in leadership roles is significantly less, with just under 27% serving as partners and only 12% holding managing partner positions. Recently, Buffalo Business First Publisher John Tebeau engaged in a conversation with Buffalo Partner-in-Charge, Amy L. Hemenway, and four other female leaders in the legal industry to delve into this disparity and explore their paths to leadership roles.

During the discussion, Hemenway and the panelists provided valuable insights and advice for aspiring female lawyers. They emphasized the importance of continuous learning, embracing failure as an opportunity for growth, and actively seeking formal management and leadership skills training. Furthermore, all panelists underscored the significance of mentorship in navigating the challenges of the legal profession.

By shedding light on these issues and offering guidance, the conversation aims to inspire and support the next generation of female legal professionals in their pursuit of leadership roles within the industry.  

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