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This reminds me of the story Eleanor Roosevlet told of two officials who had begged President Truman not to appoint her as the first female delegate to the United Nations. After a session in London, those same officials came over to her to say how good it had been to work with her. Mayes says that one of the ways lawyers can distinguish themselves at work is by improving their business acumen. This will demonstrate you know how business gets done.
This led to another piece of advice: Translate arcane or impenetrable legal terms into words that are digestible. Mayes said that senior women in these departments can help pull more junior lawyers through the ranks if they want to be there.
Helping women step out of their comfort zone can be helpful, too. Women like Mayes and organizations like MCCA have worked tirelessly and with sound business strategy to advance women in corporations for well over a decade.