My Little Law Firm, the first child daycare merged with a co-working space for women lawyers in NYC, is thrilled to announce today its mission to promote the empowerment of women in the legal field who until now have had to painstakingly choose between furthering their legal careers and being committed moms to their children. Designed with the interests of women lawyers in mind, the company is set to be officially launched soon.
The size of the care economy is valued at $648 billion, making it $138 billion larger than the US pharmaceutical industry and larger than the US hotel, car manufacturing, and social networking industries combined. Even more, a recent report finds significant growth opportunities in the areas of household management, childcare and employer benefits.
“The care economy offers investors, entrepreneurs and businesses a treasure trove of untapped opportunities for innovation,” said Patrice Martin, Cofounder and CEO, The Holding Co. “Coming out of the pandemic, American families are fed up and demanding the kinds of products and services that will allow them to thrive like never before.”
My Little Law Firm fills this market gap. It is the first of its kind in NYC. Its launch is based on the proposition that to stop the attrition of women lawyers, law firms must support lawyer moms by creating a safe space and a flexible working environment so they can be successful and thrive without the pressure of compromising their career aspirations due to the lack of sustainable and dependable childcare.
The pandemic exacerbated a costly, ongoing caregiving crisis and helped create a “she-cession.” Lawyer mothers have left the legal profession in droves as childcare options dwindled and remote school stretched on, underscoring long-standing caregiving challenges for working moms. Building on lessons learned and growing employer interest in new solutions across areas like childcare benefits and household management tools, My Little Law Firm aspires to empower female attorneys, and especially mothers.
With an emphasis on helping lawyer moms secure their place as successful practitioners, My Little Law Firm has designed a tight-knit supportive environment to give women lawyers the most suitable space, resources, and time to thrive professionally and find a balance between professional and family obligations. This comprehensive support system includes high-quality childcare programs and a co-working space, as well as access to concierge services (housekeeping, personal shopping, running errands, booking doctor appointments, and everything else women lawyers may need to make work-life balance more achievable).
Although women make up more than half of all law school graduates, studies have shown that only 37% of practicing lawyers nationwide are women. The data obtained from studies demonstrates that talented, experienced, and highly professional women are increasingly leaving the legal industry due to their inability to give in to the demanding needs of their profession and the difficulty in finding quality, affordable childcare for their children.
“According to the American Bar Association (ABA), 46% of women lawyers leave the profession due to work-life balance, and a lack of childcare plays a critical role in this decision. My Little Law Firm aims to change this trend and provide women with combined childcare and co-working space, so lack of quality childcare never creates a barrier to achieving their dreams in the legal profession,” said Angela Autier-Chanot, founder of My Little Law Firm.
My Little Law Firm provides a unique workspace solution that caters to the needs of lawyer moms by providing them with a productive working space with a wealth of amenities and premium childcare service. Firms purchasing a membership for women lawyers demonstrate a culture of concern for their women lawyers that can translate to increased firm profits, higher retention rates of quality talent and a competitive advantage in hiring.
In addition, My Little Law Firm caters to the needs of ambitious women law students. The company provides a co-working environment for both practicing professionals and aspiring lawyers and empowers aspiring lawyers to build their confidence and leadership skills by interacting with like-minded professionals. The co-working space brings together an unparalleled network of other women in the legal profession and aids networking and educational opportunities.
Pre-sale memberships are available for individual attorneys and firms. Any law firm interested in employer-sponsored memberships can visit the company’s website for more information: www.mylittle-lawfirm.com.