This is a guest post by Dimitri Mastrocola, an Executive Search Consultant at Major, Lindsey & Africa who places chief legal officers and their teams on 28 practical success

After posting on LinkedIn for years (successfully and sometimes not so successfully) I’ve learned some important tips on how to stand out in a sea of sameness and vanilla posts

Right before the pandemic, I was invited to speak at a conference (see the photo here) all because of a LinkedIn post. Someone in my network saw the post and

I’ve known Liz Sobe for years and served on a Legal Marketing Association board with her. While on that board she said something to me that has become one of my guiding principles in life – “assume good intent.” Such wise words from a wise woman!

Liz is a marketing communications professional with extensive experience in legal and private equity markets. To maximize her team’s delivery of top-quality client service, Liz uses a collaborative approach, personalizing relationship-development initiatives both internally and externally.

Known for her inclusive, results-oriented approach to the business of marketing communications, Liz is an industry leader. She has held many leadership roles in professional services organizations, including the Legal Marketing Association and International Legal Technology Association.

Learn more about Liz in this installment of Women Who Wow.

I am so excited to have my friend and industry colleague Chris Fritsch in the Women Who Wow series.

To me and many in the legal industry, Chris is THE authority for all things CRM and data quality related.

Chris works together with leading professional services firms across the country to help support their CRM and client intelligence efforts and maximize their return on investment.

She writes and speaks nationally on topics including client relationship management, business development, relationship intelligence, eMarketing and the use of technology to enhance profitability. Learn more about her in this profile.

Although there are currently more women than men attending law school and research shows women are outpacing men in joining top law firms, it appears that as they advance in their legal careers, many women lawyers leave their firms, don’t make partner, grow disillusioned with the industry and leave the practice of law. These numbers have starkly increased since the pandemic. Some are calling it the “she-cession” where women are downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce completely.

So why are so many women lawyers leaving the practice of law? Why would they abandon a lucrative career path especially after investing so much time and money into obtaining a JD?

In collaboration with ARK Group, Leopard Solutions is conducting a survey to identify the ways in which shifts in the legal profession – particularly over the past couple of years – are impacting women lawyers and their career paths.

Designed to gather information on the experiences of women lawyers who left Big Law firms, this voluntary and anonymous survey aims to offer insight key challenge areas and through the distribution of that information, improve how the industry supports female lawyers. Leopard is seeking to identify what factors or experiences led these women to leave the field and what changes would encourage them to stay in the profession.

Share your experience here by taking the Women Leaving Law survey.

I recently sat down with Laura Leopard, the CEO and founder of Leopard Solutions to find out more about Leopard’s Women Leaving Law survey.