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Diane Neumann: Unique Factors of Working with Gays and Lesbians – Video author.

Diane Neumann: Unique Factors of Working with Gays and Lesbians – Video

Diane Neumann discusses mediating with a variety of people, including the communication factors that are unique to working with Gays...

By Diane Neumann
Gender Justice In Ghana Through Court-Connected ADR author.

Gender Justice In Ghana Through Court-Connected ADR

Introduction Women and children have mostly been the most vulnerable when any form of trouble befalls a group of people....

By Senyo M. Adjabeng
Race, Gender, and Class: How Much Of A Role Do They Play In Mediation? author.

Race, Gender, and Class: How Much Of A Role Do They Play In Mediation?

Recent studies have come to life as to the role race, gender and class of the mediator plays in mediation....

By Elizabeth Moreno
Women and Empathy:  Is there a Difference? author.

Women and Empathy: Is there a Difference?

I was struck by President Obama's appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Supreme Court Justice this morning. In choosing her,...

By Jan Frankel Schau

Susan Hammer Of Portland Has A Lot To Say

Leading Pacific North-West mediator, Susan Hammer of Portland, Oregon was interviewed by Doug Noll on his internet radio show recently...

By Geoff Sharp
Negotiation 101:  Gender War Or Gender Peace And Prosperity? author.

Negotiation 101: Gender War Or Gender Peace And Prosperity?

Although I am indisputably a "woman lawyer," I have never thought of myself in those terms.  I'm a lawyer.  And I'm a...

By Victoria Pynchon
Never Negotiate With Your Creditors Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate Lower Interest Rates, Waiver Of Interest, Late Fees, Etc. author.

Never Negotiate With Your Creditors Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate Lower Interest Rates, Waiver Of Interest, Late Fees, Etc.

O.K., times are tough.  And it takes no small amount of courage to face the financial disaster that credit cards...

By Victoria Pynchon
Negotiating Women On New Day Talk Radio Easter Sunday Noon author.

Negotiating Women On New Day Talk Radio Easter Sunday Noon

(and, yes, I am not only old enough to remember the "Second Wave" Women's Movement, I took a quite serious role...

By Victoria Pynchon
Negotiating Women:  Never Negotiate Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate author.

Negotiating Women: Never Negotiate Out Of Fear, But Never Fear To Negotiate

Video below is part I of an interview on negotiation challenges, strategies and tactics for women with Vicki Flaugher, founder...

By Victoria Pynchon
Where are all the female law bloggers? Hanging out in the ADR blogosphere of course author.

Where are all the female law bloggers? Hanging out in the ADR blogosphere of course

C.C. Holland, writing for Legal Technology laments the lack of strong female voices among legal bloggers and asks, “Where Are...

By Diane J. Levin
Where are women who mediate, part 2: how can you hold a panel discussion on diversity and forget to include women? author.

Where are women who mediate, part 2: how can you hold a panel discussion on diversity and forget to include women?

Last week fellow mediator, blogger and rabble-rouser Victoria Pynchon published a post with a confrontational title: “Dispute Resolution by Old...

By Diane J. Levin
Missing in action: where are all the women who mediate? author.

Missing in action: where are all the women who mediate?

An advertisement for one of the big ADR firms appears regularly in the weekly newspaper for lawyers distributed here in...

By Diane J. Levin
Ask for It:  How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want author.

Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want

I didn't realize until I got onto the plane out of Seattle that Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever -- our...

By Victoria Pynchon
Report from the Wingspread Conference on Domestic Violence and Family Courts author.

Report from the Wingspread Conference on Domestic Violence and Family Courts

Thanks to the Association of Conciliation Courts (www.afccnet.org) for permission to republish this important report.Introduction Although domestic violence is commonly...

By Clare Dalton, Nancy Ver Steegh
Ask For It: a book, a blog, and online resources for women leveraging the power of negotiation author.

Ask For It: a book, a blog, and online resources for women leveraging the power of negotiation

Five years ago Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever published Women Don’t Ask, a book that ripped the lid off of...

By Diane J. Levin
Note to Board of Directors:  Women Make a Positive Difference author.

Note to Board of Directors: Women Make a Positive Difference

Why diversity?  Uh . . . . because that's how life successfully evolved on planet earth? Now a new study...

By Victoria Pynchon
The art of persuasion: negotiation advice for women author.

The art of persuasion: negotiation advice for women

What difference does gender make in negotiation? Although both men and women in business strive to be leaders at the...

By Diane J. Levin
Women Rainmakers- breaking the glass ceiling author.

Women Rainmakers- breaking the glass ceiling

From the blog Mediation Marketing TipsLarry Bodine, a legal marketer, has a good article about what law firms can do...

By Kristina Haymes
The Myth of Mars and Venus: A new book dispelling some entrenched myths author.

The Myth of Mars and Venus: A new book dispelling some entrenched myths

From Stephanie West Allen's blog on Neuroscience and conflict resolution . Gender differences can play a part in conflict—both the...

By Stephanie West Allen
Will Businesses Begin To Demand That Legal Counsel Use Diverse Mediators? author.

Will Businesses Begin To Demand That Legal Counsel Use Diverse Mediators?

In California, ethnic minorities constitute the majority of California's population, work force and consumer markets. Leading companies have policies of...

By Elizabeth Moreno
The Game is Changing author.

The Game is Changing

This article was first published by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly (August, 2001) In my $280 Ferragamo pumps with the 2...

By Paula Young
How Mediation Can Help Same Gender Relationships author.

How Mediation Can Help Same Gender Relationships

Nearly ten years ago when Marlene first met Liz, their future as a couple seemed so bright. They shared a...

By Barry Simon

When Should Race, Gender Or Culture Be A Factor When Considering The Mediator?

As a mediator, when I consider this question, I come up with the obvious answer. It is the one that...

By Fred Butler
Gender, Conflict and Conflict Resolution author.

Gender, Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Gender affects and indeed permeates, conflict dynamics at the societal and individual level. Understanding the role of gender in conflict...

By Juliana E. Birkhoff Ph.D.

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