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What It Takes: How Women of Color Can Thrive Within the Practice of Law

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Monica Parker, an African American lawyer, Harvard graduate and renowned career coach, writes about the specific issues facing female attorneys of color, providing solid advice on finding career satisfaction and success. What it Takes provides a wealth of practical advice for achieving greatness at a large firm. mid-sized firm or boutique, government or in-house firm.

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Overview

Monica Parker, an African American lawyer, Harvard graduate and renowned career coach, writes about the specific issues facing female attorneys of color, providing solid advice on finding career satisfaction and success. What it Takes provides a wealth of practical advice for achieving greatness at a large firm. mid-sized firm or boutique, government or in-house firm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590319925
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • Publication date: 7/16/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

A Note for Overachievers xiii

Part 1 How Did We Get Here? 1

1 Our Glorious History 3

2 Our Not-So-Glorious Present: The Intersection of Race and Gender 7

Part 2 The Potential Minefields and Time-Tested Strategies for Getting Around Them 11

3 It's All About the Work 13

4 Relationships at Work 23

5 Relationships with Clients 43

6 I Can't Be Being Discriminated Against, Can I? 53

7 Assimilate or Not? 63

Part 3 Should I Stay or Should I Go? 71

8 The Imposter Complex 73

9 Is It Our Responsibility to Uphold the Race? 83

10 On Becoming a Golden Child 91

11 Counting the Hours/ Minutes, and Seconds 105

Conclusion 135

Epilogue 139

About the Author 141

Index 143

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