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From Visible Invisibility to Visibly Successful: Women of Color Research and Strategies for the Workplace

Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


The BBA is thrilled to host and co-sponsor this program with the American Bar Association and its Commission on Women in the Profession.

Join us to learn how diversity dynamics impact attorneys at law firms, corporate legal departments, and the legal profession with an emphasis on the disparate impact on women of color.

During the presentation, the results of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s research in this area will be explored, focusing on the experiences of women attorneys, particularly women of color, as they go through the four major aspects of an attorney’s career: recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement.

A panel discussion featuring prominent women corporate counsel and law firm partners will follow highlighting strategies that women, especially women of color, can use to overcome the barriers they face as they aim for the top echelons of the legal profession. In addition, the Commission’s new online programmatic toolkit, “From Visible Invisibility to Visibly Successful” will be previewed. The toolkit offers ready-to-use slides, scenarios, and discussion questions for use by law firms, corporate legal departments, and bar associations to foster their own open dialogue about diversity dynamics.

Please register below or email Maggie DeMoura at  

Presented by the American Bar Association.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):


  • Wendy Shiba
    Past President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Dennis Archer
    Former ABA President, Former Mayor of Detroit, Chairman Emeritus, Dickinson Wright
  • Lacy Durham
    chair of ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Women of Color Research Initiative
  • Ruthe Ashley
    Member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and Co-Chair of the Women of Color Committee
  • Camille A Nelson



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