WorkLife Law’s research-based approach to women’s leadership follows business school models by tapping into social science to provide effective tools to help women advance in historically male careers.
Women’s Leadership Edge
Women’s Leadership Edge is a membership program for firms and companies to take your organization’s commitment to advancing women to the next level. Members receive practical evidence-based tools not only for women, but also for sponsors, mentors, professional development directors, and organizational leaders to enable your organization to effectively retain, support, and advance women from within.
Hastings Leadership Academy for Women (HLAW)
Founded in 2007, HLAW provides a business-school style curriculum designed to help women in the legal profession attain leadership positions – an important goal, given that only 18% of law firm equity partners are women. The four-day intensive program includes one day that brings together women law firm partners with in-house lawyers.
The New Girls’ Network
Women need to be politically savvier than men in order to thrive in careers dominated by men. The New Girls’ Network provides career savvy in a bottle, combining 35 years of research on gender bias with successful women’s strategies for navigating bias.
The PAR Research Institute
The PAR Research Institute provides research and best practices for retaining women, and offering work-life balance for men as well as women, in the legal profession.
Gender Bias Learning Project
GBLS provides an array of resources to help universities retain women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and technology) and other fields in the academic pipeline. These include a comprehensive list of best practices, documentation of how retaining women enhances an institution’s bottom line, and trainings on implicit gender bias, including Gender Bias Bingo!
With support from the National Science Foundation, WorkLife Law has studied how gender bias differs by race through interviews of women of color in STEM (science, technology, math, and engineering) who work in academia. WLL plans to continue this research in other industry contexts.