Category: Gender

Why Should Women Learn How To Negotiate?  A Call To Action author.

Why Should Women Learn How To Negotiate? A Call To Action

Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, in the must-read Ask for It!, define negotiation as "a tool to help change [or...

By Victoria Pynchon
Mediation Is Better Process For Divorce author.

Mediation Is Better Process For Divorce

From the Real Divorce Mediation Blog of Nancy Hudgins and Debra SynovecLast Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Gloria...

By Debra Synovec
Women In ADR With A Wake Up Sound Track author.

Women In ADR With A Wake Up Sound Track

Anyone who's known me for more than twenty minutes will realize the soundtrack to this Women in ADR video is...

By Victoria Pynchon
Computer Engineer Barbie And Workplace Gender Conflict author.

Computer Engineer Barbie And Workplace Gender Conflict

From Lorraine Segal's Conflict Remedy Blog Computer Engineer Barbie just arrived with lots of publicity, but does this signify the...

By Lorraine Segal
Improving Your Game To Get What You Want How You Want It author.

Improving Your Game To Get What You Want How You Want It

If you've been thinking, "but I'm just a mom" or "my job is ruled by pay scales" or "secretaries can't...

By Victoria Pynchon
Do We Really Want To Hire A Woman Mediator On This Case?”  Victoria Pynchon Goes All In author.

Do We Really Want To Hire A Woman Mediator On This Case?” Victoria Pynchon Goes All In

Five years ago, after twenty-five years of high-stakes complex commercial litigation, I left legal practice to pursue a full-time ADR...

By Victoria Pynchon
May I Now Introduce John And Jane Doe And Other Sexist References We Still Make author.

May I Now Introduce John And Jane Doe And Other Sexist References We Still Make

Since March is National Women’s History Month, I thought it would be interesting to add a small contribution to the...

By Steve Mehta
Resources On Women And Negotiation In Honor Of Women’s History Month author.

Resources On Women And Negotiation In Honor Of Women’s History Month

I'm sure you've noticed that we're celebrating negotiating women here this month in honor of International Women's Day and National...

By Victoria Pynchon
Differences In Men’s And Women’s Conflict Negotiation Styles author.

Differences In Men’s And Women’s Conflict Negotiation Styles

I'm blogging about gender and negotiation this month because March is National Women's History Month and March 8th was the...

By Victoria Pynchon
Combating Implicit Gender Bias in ADR author.

Combating Implicit Gender Bias in ADR

Now you know the disappointing statistics.  As women have populated the Bench, justice has become more privatized, lessening the benefits...

By Victoria Pynchon
Negotiating Gender:  The Old White Men Speak author.

Negotiating Gender: The Old White Men Speak

And they do so in favor of diversity.  See commercial arbitrator and mediator F. Peter Phillips' November 2006 National Law...

By Victoria Pynchon
Negotiating Gender Bias In ADR:  The Commercial Client Speaks author.

Negotiating Gender Bias In ADR: The Commercial Client Speaks

I received this from a senior in-house attorney (male) at an international Fortune 500 company in response to my posts...

By Victoria Pynchon
Update On Gender Diversity In The Judiciary And In ADR author.

Update On Gender Diversity In The Judiciary And In ADR

From Settle It Now Negotiation BlogWhen I posted Negotiating Gender:  Why So Few Women Neutrals? I had not yet found a source...

By Managing Editor
Diversity, Bias, Gender, And Race In ADR: A Hard Fight To Level The Playing Field author.

Diversity, Bias, Gender, And Race In ADR: A Hard Fight To Level The Playing Field

As I was getting ready for the start of the mediation training I was teaching, one of the participants, just...

By Diane J. Levin
Doing It Backwards And In Heels: A Prescription For Remedying Implicit Bias In ADR author.

Doing It Backwards And In Heels: A Prescription For Remedying Implicit Bias In ADR

Yesterday I pointed readers to an electrifying series by commercial mediator and arbitrator, Victoria Pynchon, which rips the lid off...

By Diane J. Levin
Negotiating Gender:  Why So Few Women Neutrals? author.

Negotiating Gender: Why So Few Women Neutrals?

Although most of the major providers of alternative dispute resolution services tout their commitment to diversity in the ranks of...

By Victoria Pynchon
Women, Negotiation And The Persistent Wage Gap author.

Women, Negotiation And The Persistent Wage Gap

Thanks to Ed. at Blawg Review for passing along this (somewhat rambling but well worth watching) lecture at Stanford University...

By Victoria Pynchon
Men And Women Are Cut From The Same Cloth In Communications — Research Finds Similarity In Communication Patterns author.

Men And Women Are Cut From The Same Cloth In Communications — Research Finds Similarity In Communication Patterns

From the Mediation Matters Blog of Steve Mehta. It is no secret that men and women communicate differently.  Hundreds of...

By Steve Mehta
Diane Neumann: Unique Factors of Working with Gays and Lesbians – Video author.

Diane Neumann: Unique Factors of Working with Gays and Lesbians – Video

Diane Neumann discusses mediating with a variety of people, including the communication factors that are unique to working with Gays...

By Diane Neumann
Gender Justice In Ghana Through Court-Connected ADR author.

Gender Justice In Ghana Through Court-Connected ADR

Introduction Women and children have mostly been the most vulnerable when any form of trouble befalls a group of people....

By Senyo M. Adjabeng
Race, Gender, and Class: How Much Of A Role Do They Play In Mediation? author.

Race, Gender, and Class: How Much Of A Role Do They Play In Mediation?

Recent studies have come to life as to the role race, gender and class of the mediator plays in mediation....

By Elizabeth Moreno
Women and Empathy:  Is there a Difference? author.

Women and Empathy: Is there a Difference?

I was struck by President Obama's appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Supreme Court Justice this morning. In choosing her,...

By Jan Frankel Schau
Negotiation 101:  Gender War Or Gender Peace And Prosperity? author.

Negotiation 101: Gender War Or Gender Peace And Prosperity?

Although I am indisputably a "woman lawyer," I have never thought of myself in those terms.  I'm a lawyer.  And I'm a...

By Victoria Pynchon
Never Negotiate With Your Creditors Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate Lower Interest Rates, Waiver Of Interest, Late Fees, Etc. author.

Never Negotiate With Your Creditors Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate Lower Interest Rates, Waiver Of Interest, Late Fees, Etc.

O.K., times are tough.  And it takes no small amount of courage to face the financial disaster that credit cards...

By Victoria Pynchon
Susan Hammer Of Portland Has A Lot To Say author.

Susan Hammer Of Portland Has A Lot To Say

Leading Pacific North-West mediator, Susan Hammer of Portland, Oregon was interviewed by Doug Noll on his internet radio show recently...

By Geoff Sharp
Negotiating Women On New Day Talk Radio Easter Sunday Noon author.

Negotiating Women On New Day Talk Radio Easter Sunday Noon

(and, yes, I am not only old enough to remember the "Second Wave" Women's Movement, I took a quite serious role...

By Victoria Pynchon
Negotiating Women:  Never Negotiate Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate author.

Negotiating Women: Never Negotiate Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate

Video below is part I of an interview on negotiation challenges, strategies and tactics for women with Vicki Flaugher, founder...

By Victoria Pynchon
Where are all the female law bloggers? Hanging out in the ADR blogosphere of course author.

Where are all the female law bloggers? Hanging out in the ADR blogosphere of course

C.C. Holland, writing for Legal Technology laments the lack of strong female voices among legal bloggers and asks, “Where Are...

By Diane J. Levin
Where are women who mediate, part 2: how can you hold a panel discussion on diversity and forget to include women? author.

Where are women who mediate, part 2: how can you hold a panel discussion on diversity and forget to include women?

Last week fellow mediator, blogger and rabble-rouser Victoria Pynchon published a post with a confrontational title: “Dispute Resolution by Old...

By Diane J. Levin
Missing in action: where are all the women who mediate? author.

Missing in action: where are all the women who mediate?

An advertisement for one of the big ADR firms appears regularly in the weekly newspaper for lawyers distributed here in...

By Diane J. Levin

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