Leadership is defined as “The ability of an individual to ‘lead’ or guide other individuals, teams or entire organizations. … A process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task or goal.” —Oxford English Dictionary

A simple concept, but not easy to obtain; and not a position that comes to people equally.  While good leaders have some similar traits, leadership styles may differ as does situational interactions, functions, behaviors, vision, values, charisma and intelligence. Leadership disparities exist in almost every industry and sector, and the legal industry is no exception.  According to the National Association of Women Lawyers’ (NAWL) Annual Survey Report, women currently make up 19 percent of equity partners and 25 percent of firm governance roles. So what more can be done to break the glass ceiling? To move that ever-elusive needle?

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