It’s 2013 but there’s still apparently “Womens Committees” at big law firms who do things like ponder how in the world female lawyers can be taken seriously by their peers. Uphill battle, no? That must be why the ‘Presentation Tips For Women’ memo law firm Clifford Chance sent out contained 163 points. Here are some especially ‘helpful’ gems:
Pretend you’re in moot court, not the high school cafeteria
Don’t jumble your words, “dunno,” “wanna,” “probly”
Think Lauren Bacall, not Marilyn Monroe
Don’t take your purse up to the podium
Wear a suit, not your party outfit
No one heard Hillary the day she showed cleavage
Uh thanks but to be clear, the correct thing to do would be to have whatever committee you need to teach male lawyers how to view their female peers as if they are actual people.