People say that Millennials are the "Strawberry Generation", easily bruised, needing exactly the right conditions to thrive, lacking resilience. I don't agree. Our Millennial lawyers are hardworking and dedicated; they just see their lives as having more than the one mission (to make money). And it is often the women who face the greatest challenge.
I think this is why TSMP's launch of Girl Power!, an initiative to mentor and support our women professionals, was so well received. Having a guilt-free forum to share your fears and to hear from other women that you are not alone in your dumbest anxieties, is therapeutic and affirming. Knowing how men and women operate differently in the workplace helps us to understand ourselves better and enables us to better achieve our career goals. Having the support of a fellow professional who has trod the path ahead successfully in her Roger Viviers, and knowing that what you do as a female professional will pave the path for your sisters behind you, now that's Girl Power!
From the desk of Stefanie Yuen Thio