Meet the Three Black Women Who Started Their Law Firm Through Twitter

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/13/2018, 7:15 a.m.
Women pursuing a career in the legal sector often face challenges involving poor work-life balance and discrimination in the workplace, ...

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Women pursuing a career in the legal sector often face challenges involving poor work-life balance and discrimination in the workplace, and that is one of the reasons why it is not a profession commonly chosen by women. But three young Black women from Chicago, IL braved the challenges, and became successful in launching their own law firm. And it all started with a tweet. According to a study released by the National Association for Law Placement in 2015, only 7.52 percent of law firms had partners who were people of color and only 2.55 percent were women of color. Even though the statistics seem discouraging, it did not stop attorneys Yondi Morris-Andrews, Keli Knight, and Jessica Reddick in reaching their goal of having their own law firm.