At The Podium
Women in Law with Danae Grace and Liz George
When it comes to law school, women outnumber men in both enrollment (54%) and graduation (51%) rates with women of color representing 20% of those numbers. Women also account for almost half, or 47%, of all law associates, though that percentage drops to just 22% (three percent women of color) when looking at the number of equity partners at law firms. There is also a big discrepancy in earnings. Median weekly earnings for women lawyers are reported at $1,665USD while men reported earning $2,324 USD.
In this episode of the VEST podcast, VEST members Liz George, founding partner at the Law Office of Liz George, and Danae Grace, shareholder at McAfee & Taft, talk about the challenges women still face in the industry and the differences between working for an established firm and running your own practice.