Vivia Chen’s latest Careerist column talks about the uptick in Asian American women GCs in the US:
Of the 20 Asian-American lawyers now heading the legal departments of Fortune 500 companies, eight are women. And in China, where patriarchy rules and boys are still favored, over 50 percent of general counsel are women, reports legal consulting firm Acritas.
Past AABANY Presidents Jean Lee and Clara Ohr are quoted in the article.
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Remember Amy Chua and her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which stirred up a storm of controversy when it first came out, coined the term Tiger Mom and brought down a heap of criticism on her and her alleged child-rearing practices?
Well, Careerist columnist Vivia Chen has an update for us about Chua’s two daughters. Are they in rehab or therapy (or worse)? Follow the link to find out. (It’s the second article, after “Moolah for Diversity,” and subscription may be required.)
The Columbia Asian Pacific America Law Students Association invites you to attend their third annual conference: On the Shoulders of Giants: New Horizons for Asian Americans in Law and Politics. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 8 starting at 1pm. Attend one of three panels on Immigration Reform, Minority Identity, and Professional Development or attend dinner with keynote speaker former NYC Comptroller John Liu. Among the speakers at the conference will be AABANY President Mike Huang, President-Elect Clara Ohr and Board Member Karen Lim, who will be joining Helen Wan (author, The Partner Track) and Vivia Chen (blogger, The Careerist) on a panel entitled “Navigating the Career Ladder: Professional Development Strategies for Asian American Attorneys.”
Vivia Chen was at the NAPABA National Convention in Atlanta and reports about the non-dweeby APA lawyers she saw there. She asks:
So are APA lawyers still saddled with a nerdy, not-ready-for-prime-time image? Is this the way law firms and corporations perceive Asian Americans, or the way we perceive ourselves? Whose stereotype is it?