Recognizing that it had a problem attracting and retaining female attorneys, a well-known law firm recently took a dose of diversity training. The firm paid trainers handsomely to teach the lawyers “how to talk to women without offending them and how to be sensitive to the fact that women are responsible for childbearing and child rearing,” says Alexandra Kalev, a sociologist with the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

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