Claire Parsons is the mother of two girls and a Northern Kentucky native. A voracious writer, Claire has created a personal brand arising out of her work to better support female attorneys, especially those juggling mom and lawyer. From a mom’s perspective, Claire has been instrumental in the growth of Mother’s Esquire, an organization focused on achieving gender equity in the legal profession, whether by improving promotion and retention rates or championing equal pay. From a legal perspective, Claire focuses her work on local government and education law issues.
What’s interesting about Claire is understanding her actualized journey. She recently released an e-book titled Pause and Begin Again, which focuses on how to start a mindfulness practice. Beyond that, she’s a great social media follow. For example, she recently started a conversation about that feeling when (as an associate), she was assigned to cover a deposition for her supervising partner. She lamented the paralyzing feeling of preparing for the deposition as the partner would. Then, she realized, he wanted me to cover the deposition. He trusts me. My instincts. My way. (Cue Usher “My Way.”) The point is, Claire has a great feel for her way. And that feel, we suspect, is freeing. Claire joins us today from Northern Kentucky, to discuss her liberating journey.