Book provides practical advice

The American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession has published “Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law,” aimed at female lawyers looking for strategies that will increase their odds for success in the legal profession.

Written by Gindi Eckel Vincent, who serves as counsel in ExxonMobil’s law department, the book provides a concise road map of the latest collective wisdom on leadership and applies those principles to female lawyers, according to the ABA group.

The book distills current research and provides key concepts to help working women hone their skills.

It also includes interviews with legal leaders and judges “who have led their way straight to the top.”

The final chapter features total leadership makeovers for real-life lawyers at different ages, stages and practices. Readers are encouraged to apply those lessons to transform their “career confusion into clarity and their limbo into leadership.”

Vincent wrote the book at the urging of Mary B. Cranston, chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession from 2011-2013, who served as an adviser for the publication.

Vincent has more than 15 years of experience as an environmental attorney, including previously advising energy companies on complex environmental challenges at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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