Women attorneys and attorneys of color often express feeling uncomfortable touting their achievements and advocating for themselves. Experts and law firm leaders know, however, that self-advocacy is an important tool for career advancement, including accessing networks, getting stretch opportunities, and making an attorney’s accomplishments (or potential) visible. Tiffani Lee, Holland & Knight’s Diversity Partner and a member of its firmwide Partner Compensation Committee, will share the research, her observations, and practical tips for how women attorneys and attorneys of color can strategically (but tactfully) promote themselves in the workplace to accelerate their career progress. At the end of this session, participants will: · Understand the importance of self-advocacy to career development. · Become aware of some of the barriers to self-advocacy and special challenges faced by women attorneys and attorneys of color. · Develop practical and tactful strategies for self-advocacy that can be used individually or shared with others (ex. in associate mentoring and coaching roles).