While the achievements of women can be celebrated year-round, Women’s History Month offers us all a specific opportunity to deepen our understanding of the contributions women have made throughout history.  Below, we’ve outlined some content recommendations from our Corporate Team in the hope that you’ll find something new and engaging, too. 

  • Earlier this year, our DE&I Book Club watched Writing with Fire, a documentary on the Dalit women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya (“News Wave”) newspaper.  In addition to viewing the film, we had a group discussion and pursued related content including this Interview with the film’s producers.  The film is available to stream on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Youtube. 
  • In late February, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, wrote her first Majority Opinion for the Supreme Court.
  • Genentech’s Chief Diversity Officer, Quita Beeler Highsmith, was interviewed in  Diversity Woman Media’s Inclusion Magazine.  As the first chief diversity officer in the 46-year history of the company, Highsmith is “responsible for enterprise-wide strategic initiatives that drive business impact by investing in commercial efforts, stakeholder engagement, research innovation, and community relations.”
  • In 2022, Famy Chavosh and Mayram Quasto became the first two participants in Paragon Legal’s DE&I Career Connect Program.  Read more about the Program in Paragon’s Diversity Report
  • The American Bar Association’s Celebration of Women’s History Month shared a variety of resources, including stories on Trailblazing Women and a Toolkit for Allies in Gender Equality.
  • Originally published in 2020, UNLADYLIKE2020 presents the stories of 26 trailblazing American women in the form of 26 animated documentary shorts and a one-hour special. 
  • In February, we published a Paragon Employee Spotlight on Paragon President & COO, Jessica Markowitz, and CEO, Trista Engel, co-leaders that represent the first female search fund partnership to acquire a U.S. business.
  • NBA fans – especially #DubNation – may recognize the Golden State Warriors’ latest “City Edition” jersey but may not know the backstory.  Learn more about Allison Hueman’s bold, first-of-its-kind jersey-design in this Datebook Feature.