How will you #PressforProgress in 2018?
In case you missed it, March 8th marked International Women’s Day (IWD) and provided an opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing struggle for gender equality in compensation, representation in business and politics, education and health while also recognizing improvements and progress.
Lawyers and staff were encouraged to wear purple, the official colour of IWD, and celebrated by hosting Delee Fromm to present on her recent book, “Understanding Gender at Work: How to Lose, Use and Expose Blind Spots for Career Success”. Relying on neuroscience, Delee explained how gender blind spots arise and result in bias in the workplace. She also explored different communication styles from a gendered perspective. Over 40 firm members attended over their lunch hour. To find out more information about Delee Fromm, her books, and her blogs what this YouTube video.
In addition to hosting Delee, Lerners organized a clothing drive for Toronto’s “Dress for Success Toronto” and London’s “Clothing Works”. Firm members have generously donated gently used professional clothing, in particular for women, to provide job seekers who don’t otherwise have the resources the clothing and confidence to make the best possible impression with prospective employers.
March 8th also marked Lerners’ release of its short video showcasing the Women’s Symposium hosted for clients, referral sources and other professional women in our community.
Lerners is proud to have joined millions of people around the world in recognizing IWD as part of the ongoing fight for gender equality.