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International Women’s Day a call to arms for lawyers | Leanne Townsend

Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 10:27 AM | By Leanne Townsend

It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and it’s a great time to be a woman. There is an energetic movement underway resulting from the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Women are joining forces and banding together in unprecedented ways, holding men who have abused their power accountable and demanding equal treatment.

All these positive developments, however, should not overshadow the fact that there remains a significant gender gap that must be addressed. Women continue to lag men in earning capacity and holding positions of power,...