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7 Must-Reads for Women Lawyers Who Want to Advance (or Make Changes) in Their Careers

by | Feb 8, 2023 | Career, Features

Ready to make bold moves in your career or life in general? Here are 7 must reads for women lawyers who want to advance or make changes in their career.

  1. The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy by Heidi K. Brown

This book explores:

  • The impact of introvert bias in law school and the legal profession.
  • Ways in which introverted people can capitalize on their natural strengths and amplify their authentic voices.
  • The value and proficiencies that introverted individuals bring to the legal profession.
  1. In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules by Karen Karba

This book explores:

  • The traits of bold and charismatic women of modern history.
  • Profiles of Shonda Rhimes, Hillary Clinton, Helen Gurley Brown and more.
  • The lives of women who believed their passions, needs and goals are just as important as those around them.
  1. The Courage to Advance: Real Life Resilience From the World’s Most Successful Women in Business by Bonnie Hagemann and Lisa Pent

This book explores:

  • 36 stories of successful women who have overcome some of life’s greatest challenges.
  • Compelling accounts of courage, adaptability, reliance, sensemaking and vulnerability.
  • A variety of leadership competencies and themes that propel women leaders to success.
  1. Storytelling for Lawyers by Philip A. Meyer 

This book explores:

  • How the best lawyers have developed the ability to construct narratives that have an impact on their audiences.
  • How to transform a cold presentation of facts to a story that can seamlessly take audiences from Point A to Point B.
  • The central role of a narrative in litigation. 
  1. How to Leave the Law by Liz Brown & Amy Impellizzeri 

This book explores:

  • Practical steps on how to leverage your JD to move into your next career chapter.
  • Support and wisdom for attorneys looking to transition into another career path or take a sabbatical from the legal profession.
  • Insight into the versatility of legal training and a law degree. 
  1. Women Who Spark After 50: Inspiration to Reinvent and Reignite Your Life for the Second Half by Aleta Norris 

This book explores:

  • How to tap into your unrealized potential at age 50 and beyond.
  • Women who have successfully reinvented themselves and forged a new direction in their lives.
  • How to rekindle your passion for life. 
  1. A Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Life Not Just a Living: Ordinary Lawyers Doing Extraordinary Things by Paula Black

This book explores:

  • Relatable stories from public defenders, corporate lawyers, law professors, judges and other legal professionals.
  • How to find fulfillment and achieve personal/professional balance.
  • How to create a life that you love.

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