08 Apr Kyle McFarlane featured in Law Week Colorado’s Women’s Roundtable
BAM founding shareholder Kyle McFarlane was a featured panelist in Law Week Colorado’s Women’s Roundtable in February, 2021. The roundtable was the cover story in the March 1, 2021 issue of the legal publication.
The Women’s Roundtable, hosted annually by Law Week, features leading women attorneys in Colorado who are invited to take part in a virtual panel discussion on topics related to women and the practice of law.
February’s roundtable featured three attorneys who discussed their experiences combining work and home responsibilities in the pandemic and how law firms can better help women through the national crisis. Law Week Colorado editor Tony Flesor moderated the discussion, which also included Pamela Hirschman, shareholder at Sheridan Ross and Kristin Walker, shareholder at Polsinelli.
Kyle related her own experiences of being pregnant and having a baby in the middle of the pandemic, as well as the current challenges of being a lawyer and parent to a four month old – and she discussed some of the unbearable pressures faced by many women trying to juggle parenting with a career:
“I have been telling my husband our lives have been more stressful than they’ve ever been. Everything seems like it’s just a massive upheaval. And I think the three of us can agree that we’re so much better situated than probably the vast majority of women out there… I think we all agree it’s affecting our careers to some extent – my heart breaks for women who aren’t in the same position we are.”
To read Law Week’s cover story, which includes a transcript of the roundtable discussion, please click here.