Thompson Coburn partner Liz Sternhell-Blackwell, and her wife, Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) and Director of LGBTQ Initiatives in Medicine at Washington University, moderated an LGBTQ Professional Women’s Panel on April 5, 2017, at Washington University School of Law.
The panel discussion drew nearly 100 attendees, and focused on the experiences of LGBT-identified women professionals in law and medicine. Topics included strategies for gaining access to informal professional networks, the lack of which is reported as the primary barrier to career success for minorities. Other topics included navigating institutional bias, and the impact of identifying as LGBT on career advancement.
The panelists included:
The panel discussion was co-sponsored by Thompson Coburn, Washington University’s John T. Milliken Department of Medicine, the Office of Diversity Affairs at Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Law’s Outlaw group, Washington University’s LGBTQ Med group, and Bryan Cave.
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