There has never been a better time to capitalize on the talents of female in-house counsel, yet women continue to face real barriers to advancement. High-performing female lawyers exiting the legal profession leave a “leaky pipeline” to senior legal positions. It is in these senior positions that women have the greatest effect on the bottom line; hence, efforts to repair this pipeline may be necessary sooner rather than later.
Work-life balance means something different to individuals and can vary across generations, stage in career and life, and more. This article explores those differences and offers some best practices, as well as insights and recommendations to managers on how to encourage equilibrium.