Welcome to The New Girls’ Network!

Welcome to The New Girls’ Network!

Welcome to The New Girls’ Network!

Welcome to the New Girls’ Network. We’re a group of women committed to helping other women advance, inside and outside the office. Our goal is to educate women (and men) about the ways lingering gender bias infiltrates our everyday lives, and to provide strategies to overcome its effects.

Over the next several months, this will become a place where women from a wide variety of careers and backgrounds come to share their wisdom, insights, and frustrations. We will have frequent posts from our regular bloggers, including me as well as Joan Williams, a brilliant professor and scholar and – I have on good authority – a wonderful mom. (She’s mine.) In addition, we’ll have regularly scheduled guest posts from the New Girls, starting with a Q&A with Mika Mayer. Mika is the youngest-ever partner at international law firm Morrison & Foerster and an all-around superstar. Keep an eye out for our interview with her within the next couple of days.

In the meantime, you can see what we’re about in our blog archive below – we’ve already been blogging for a while on the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and several other sites, on everything from discrimination against pregnant women to the Hunger Games.

Then head over to the Bios section to read biographies and some very good advice from our smart, savvy, and powerful New Girls. Check out the Patterns for descriptions of some of the most common patterns of gender bias – and strategies to deal with them.

Anything missing? Let us know, and we’ll work on it. More than anything, the New Girls’ Network is a community.

We’re happy to have you here.


Rachel Dempsey

Rachel Dempsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Literature from Yale University in 2009. As an employee at national class-action law firm Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, she worked for plaintiffs on wage-and-hour and discrimination cases, including gender discrimination cases against Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. She has blogged for Amnesty International, and her posts with Joan have been published on the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, New Deal 2.0, and MomsRising and excerpted in Time magazine. She is currently working with Joan on a book based on the New Girls’ Network project, and will be attending Yale Law School in the fall.

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