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Sept. 12, 2022

Woman Up: Building Relationships in a Woman’s World

By Sandra Giannone Ezell, Mary C. Biscoe-Hall

National Law Journal

In an article published in the National Law Journal, Richmond-based partner Sandra Giannone Ezell and Baltimore senior associate Mary C. Biscoe-Hall discuss the importance of relationship building for female attorneys, particularly mentor-mentee relationships. In the article, Ezell and Biscoe-Hall outline four steps female attorneys should take to foster meaningful relationships in the office, including being a woman’s woman, nurturing relationships, being authentic and relatable, and working together.

“Women are unique because we can run the world with one hand while reading a book to our children with the other. And this sense of sameness and solidarity is exactly what connects women to one another. Women connect with other women, not only because of what they do, but because of who they are. Women deserve the assurance and comfort of being themselves in the workplace. Our true value comes from what we bring to the table, the value of our contribution to the business … all while also being moms, partners, sisters, daughters, caretakers, and friends. Use all of your assets in the workplace and when creating and nurturing relationships. At the end of the day, it is all about the money, so do not let anyone diminish your value,” they wrote.

Reprinted with permission.