Even in workplaces with a commitment to diversity, promotion decisions can leave women and people of color underrepresented at the upper ranks.
A widely read article this week by Noam Scheiber and John Eligon shed light on that reality at the nation’s elite law firms, where internal relationships can play a decisive role in career building.
Focusing on the prominent firm Paul, Weiss, which recently announced an all-white partnership class, the article noted a broader pattern across big law: Diversity at the partner level is far less than among associates, or those starting law school, not to mention the general population.
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