Goldman Sachs was slapped with a gender discrimination lawsuit this week and one of the people providing commentary on the latest “Goldman Sachs in the news”, is a former Goldman Sachs partner. Read the commentary published on Bloomberg [bloomberg.com] for the former partner’s viewpoint – and gender.
When an employer gets sued, it’s really not surprising that “formers” come out swinging on both sides of the lawsuit. Here’s the thing, the “formers” (partners, managers, employees) worked there. The “formers” have the employer’s name on their CV, resume, Linkedin profile, Facebook account….
Recruited. Trained. Promoted. Employed by.
Their professional identity is linked for all eternity in the continued performance, behavior and success of the company/corporation/firm. Viewpoints on the trouble a former employer is in? I’d be surprised if someone didn’t have an opinion. However, number 1 on the list for a former has to be – what are you (employer) doing to my reputation?
Reputation = Professional Ego & Stature in the Workplace & Employability & Income.
As a “former” of four law firms, I want all of my former employers to succeed, rank highly on surveys and generally, be well thought of in the marketplace. Why? Call me professionally self-centered, but it’s a reflection on me and the workplace choices I have made.
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Kelly is also the President of 85 Broads, LLC, where she is focused on strategic partnerships and “conventional” as well as innovative ways to connect and promote the achievements of members of this global network. Kelly was the 2009/2010 leader of the New York Chapter of 85 Broads.
Prior to joining 85 Broads in October 2009, Kelly was Manager of Alumni Programmes at White & Case LLP. In this global role, Kelly was responsible for designing and implementing the firm’s alumni relations outreach and engagement strategy (including the firm’s strategy for use of online networking tools such as Facebook, Linkedin, LegalOnRamp). From 2004 to 2008, Kelly was the Manager of Professional, Americas at White & Case, overseeing and initiating a number of talent development initiatives for the firm, ranging from Women’s Initiative programming and retreats, new/lateral associate integration, upward review and annual performance review process, business and client skills development training, trial advocacy curriculum and the introduction of coaching and coaching-based programming.
Before entering law firm management, Kelly was a corporate attorney focusing on structured finance, banking and insolvency law. She is an alum of Sidley, Osler Hoskin and Miller Thomson. Kelly is a graduate of The University of British Columbia Law School, articled in Ontario, Canada and is admitted to the New York State Bar as well as to The Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of British Columbia.
Kelly is vice-chair of the Board of inMotion (inmotiononline.org) a New York City based not-for-profit which provides legal assistance to women and children in domestic crisis. She is also a member of the Honorary Advisory Board for Pace Law School’s New Direction Program and on the Advisory Board for WILEF (Women in Law Empowerment Forum).
Connect with Kelly via Twitter (@jkhoey) or Linkedin ([linkedin.com]).