In Career, shoes, women on April 20, 2011 at 7:09 pm
Think of any of the women lawyers on the many American courtroom TV shows, from Ally McBeal to The Good Wife, and a common feature is what they wear. Neat little suits and great shoes are a staple. When I was working as a lawyer I too briefly aspired to that look. It was pretty unsuccessful. Those cute little suits didn’t make it easy to manage files, court books and discovery boxes and I wore my heels out running up and down Queen Street to get to court. But it turns out even ‘the suit’ as imagined by legal drama can be controversial. You can see the furor in the US from a few years ago at:
Thank goodness there is also a blog dedicated to fashion for corporate women: http://corporette.com/ .
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In Balance, law, Solicitors on March 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm
My friend Fiona (@Soshoemi) has just posted her thoughts on whether ‘You can really have it all‘. She says
When I went through law school more than 50% of students were female. Twenty years on, I am one of the few still in practice. And with the difficulty of achieving work/life balance in the Law it is hardly a surprise.
Her conclusion; sometimes a Killer Python in the office is needed.