Here's the plan...
In 2018, I was in a bad place when it came to my career. I had "checked the boxes" of my career goals...
✅ Owned my own business
✅ Leader in my field
✅ Certified expert in my field
✅ Financially independent
Great, right? Of course, but at 33 I was really struggling to figure out what was next for me. My law practice (which I love) took a back seat to running the business, managing Human Resources, and putting out fires. And the constant need to bring in more business was daunting.
I needed something to break up the monotony of work. I started this website and developed this personal brand with the goal of maybe some fashion, travel, mom life posts that are a dime a dozen. But I started to notice that among other lawyer moms there was a startling trend...they were leaving the practice of law in droves.
The American Bar Association and every state bar association has noticed the trend as well. On average, 1 in 3 women leave the practice within the first five years. Although we make up the majority of law school classes, by age 50 most women have left the practice, which means women are grossly underrepresented in the leadership at law firms and within the legal professional associations.
I didn't really ask why, because it seemed like a personal albeit reasonable choice. Then in 2019, I noticed women sharing raw, candid confessions that they were considering leaving the practice not because of clients, other attorneys, or even the workload...but because they didn't see the point. Between kids, and taking care of their household, they lost their passion, they lacked support, and they lacked a reason to stay. Y'all...it's heartbreaking.
The amount of hard work that these women put in to become an attorney and pass the bar should not go to waste. I am not an expert, but I am praticing law as a mom, and enjoying it. So, I am launching a series of continuing education and workshops to offer support and guidance.
My goal is for every women who practices law to have a long and prosperous career that ends only when they have achieved their professional goals and not before.
Stay updated as I roll out content and courses to help YOU succeed.