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November 30, 2020

Working from home to juggle childcare no longer raises a cloud of suspicion, and Zoom is giving women easier access to the board room.

Those are just some of the hidden advantages the COVID-19 pandemic has created for women attorneys, according to an Oct. 18 webinar, “Leveling the Playing Field During the Pandemic: Creative Opportunities for Women Lawyers.”

Sponsored by the Gender Equality Subcommittee of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the webinar was the first in a speaker series designed to fulfill the recommendations of a 2017 gender equality report.

Before the health crisis, women lawyers were derided as being on a “mommy track” if they asked for flex time to care for children or family members, said Florida Bar President Dori Foster-Morales.

“I was one of those people who was like, ‘Oh yeah, people who are working from home are really working,’” Foster-Morales said. “The pandemic has created the true sense that you can work from home.”

Women lawyers will be plying their trade remotely for years to come, Foster-Morales predicted.

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