If it’s not clear now what impact black women lawyers have and how we’re changing the world, I don’t know what else we can do. When it comes to law firms and partnerships, we’re the lowest numbers in the legal profession, and yes, the ramifications when black female lawyers are endorsed and actually trusted by executives and peers is profound.
– Paula Edgar, founding member of The Black BigLaw Pipeline, Inc. and past president of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association in New York, commented on the need for biglaw firms to focus on black women lawyers in their diversity and inclusion efforts.
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