Today is International Women’s Day, a global day to honor and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women. Observed since the early 1900s, it marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. This year’s campaign theme, #BeBoldForChange, implores us to help build a more inclusive, gender-equal world. It also coincides with the “Day Without a Woman” general strike, organized to bring attention to the inequalities women still face, including lower wages, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. Women in thirty-five countries are participating in the strike.
In honor of Judge Nancy Gertner's retirement, here are some videos of her talking about her legal career, including her first case as a lawyer and how she became a judge.
Judge Nancy Gertner discusses her life as a defense lawyer, what it meant to her to defend women, and the different paths Gertner and Justice Sotomayor took to becoming judges.
On sale today: Nancy Gertner's In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate.
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