Law firms – actually doing better with women than the banks
Think it's tough for women to climb the ladder at a law firm? Well, law firms are paradigms of progressiveness compared to major banks. At most big firms, female lawyers at least have each other for company. Not so in the halls of high finance, where women are becoming scarce: "Young women are becoming more rare in the country's banks, brokerage houses and insurance companies. Since 2000, the number of women between the ages of 20 and 35 working in finance has dropped by 315,000, or 16.5%, while the number of men in that age range grew by 93,000, or 7.3%," reports The Wall Street Journal, which looked at data provided by the Bureau of Labour Statistics that tracked finance workers from 2002 to 2009.
Think it’s tough for women to climb the ladder at a law firm? Well, law firms are paradigms of progressiveness compared to major banks. At most big firms, female lawyers at least have each other for company.
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