Despite the progress made in recent years, gender inequality remains a pervasive issue in the legal profession, particularly in academia, which includes women still being underrepresented in influential positions and facing systemic bias, discrimination and harassment that limit their advancement.

‘Gender Violence’

In early December, the University of Pennsylvania president Liz Magill resigned after giving testimony at a congressional hearing regarding the university’s handling of perceived acts of antisemitism, and barely a month later, Harvard University president Claudine Gay—the university’s first Black president and second woman to lead the institution—resigned over backlash regarding the university’s response to antisemitism on campus, which led to increased scrutiny of her background.