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Lessons All Professionals Can Learn from Hugely Successful Immigrant Women

August 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Merilee Kern

Being an outsider in the workplace is tough. Doubly so if you’re both a woman and an immigrant, two characteristics that can make your professional life a great deal more difficult.1 And when you’re trying to lead a team, on top of having any type of perceived “outsider” status — people who share an upbringing you weren’t part of or a set of meaningful experiences that you don’t have — it can seem impossible to feel the kind of engagement and respect to make professional headway.

But the outlook isn’t nearly as hopeless as it may appear, says Chinwe Esimai,...

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