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Who were the first women lawyers? Based on what we now know from archaeology and ancient artifacts, the answer may surprise you. This podcast examines the role of women as “lawyer-scribes” in ancient Mesopotamia, Canaan and Egypt—sometimes referred to as “the cradle of civilization.” Research on legal contracts and proceedings, as well as religious texts and images from these cultures, provide clues on women’s roles in the law in ancient history. What can the experiences of these women teach us about the need for gender equity, diversity, and inclusion today?
This podcast is hosted by Burr’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Tamika Walters, and Partner Ed Snow from the firm’s Atlanta office.
What do Sesame Street, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mary Poppins all have in common? They are all a part of Augusta Baker’s inspiring story. Learn about this trailblazing, glass-ceiling-breaking champion of inclusive children’s literature. Rather than accepting the negative and limiting depictions of African Americans that predominated children’s literature in the 1930s, Augusta dedicated 40+ years of her life to changing the narrative. Hear all about her story from Partner Pam Baker in this touching episode of the Burr & Forman podcast series.
The podcast is hosted by Burr’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Tamika Walters, from the firm’s Atlanta office, and Burr Partner Pam Baker from the firm’s Columbia office.
In episode 3 of the Women’s Podcast Series, Burr partner Ginger Busby is joined by special guest Teresa Hairston, the Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Leader at Mercedes-Benz USA, to discuss the new reality of working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The women talk about how to survive working remotely both mentally and physically, and the best practices for a productive remote working environment.
This episode is hosted by Ginger Busby from the firm’s Birmingham, AL office.
In episode 2 of the Women’s Podcast Series, Burr partner Callie Whatley discusses managing stress and anxiety during the current pandemic. She is joined by Carissa Dore, a licensed psychotherapist and owner of “Every Girl Living”, a company focused on helping women heal, grow, and conquer the challenges they face.
Callie is a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and serves as the firm’s Corporate and Tax Group Vice-Chair.
The Women’s Podcast Series will talk about work/life balance, managing stress and anxiety, and career development. Erin Hewitt is kicking off the series with special guest Madeline McGrane, a friend and client of hers, to talk about work/life balance and what that looks like in a remote working environment.
Erin Hewitt is a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office and serves as the practice group leader for the firm’s Real Estate Practice.