Jill Wine-Banks: Hopeful Solutions for Change

Jill Wine-Banks shares unique perspectives gained from decades of experience as a lawyer. She started her legal career at a time when help wanted ads were divided by gender and people generally stayed at one firm for thirty years or more. Having shattered glass ceilings in government, corporate and nonprofit settings, Jill talks about the importance of speaking up, personal reflection and taking risks in forging a satisfying career—and in making a meaningful impact on society. In her latest professional role as a commentator for MSNBC, Jill Wine-Banks discusses why political discourse is not very civil these days and offers practical and hopeful solutions for change.

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2 thoughts on “Jill Wine-Banks: Hopeful Solutions for Change

  1. Great woman to interview and good questions too. great messages. Appreciate the service of both of you and to Jill for really saying it how it has been with examples and hope and proof of progress. You have enhanced the world by standing up for justice even to yourself which helps us all and by being a good lawyer and person. Thanks!

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