Sharon Rowen is a nationally recognized keynote speaker who is dynamic in her approach to bringing clarity to the challenge of gender equality in the legal profession.

From Harvard University to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Sharon has delivered the truth about the story of female lawyers in America with humor, transparency, and passion.

Sharon is available for keynote speeches or a screening of Balancing the Scales movie followed by a panel discussion, fireside chat or Q&A.

Host a Special Screening of Balancing The Scales

A unique and powerful way to engage and educate members of your firm, legal department, or bar association about gender and diversity challenges in the workplace.

Here’s how a screening of Balancing The Scales, followed by a Q&A, panel discussion or CLE presentation with Filmmaker/Attorney Sharon Rowen will benefit your firm or legal department:

  • Men and women lawyers and clients can see and hear candid conversations about the challenges faced by women lawyers. Male allies and leaders will learn about strategies to nurture and retain women in leadership roles.

  • Firm leaders will come away with a better understanding of the positive impact diversity and inclusion will have on the bottom line. The research is clear – a diverse leadership leads to a better bottom line.

  • An in-house screening/presentation can be videoconferenced to more than one office so that all lawyers can receive CLE credit at no additional cost. Screenings followed by a panel discussion, Q&A or program have been granted professionalism, general, and/or bias elimination hours in many states. (See list of states which have adopted the ABA anti-discrimination model rule) Each organization is responsible for applications for CLE credit.

  • Clients can see for themselves the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Presentations can be individually designed and can include the following topics:  

  • Implicit bias - what is it and how to stop it

  • Intersectionality - challenges of minority women lawyers

  • How to avoid reinforcing cultural stereotypes about women leaders

  • The revolving door of attrition of women lawyers - what we can do

  • The economic advantages of a diverse leadership

  • The pitfalls of non-diversity: sex discrimination and Paycheck Fairness Act suits

  • The role of leadership in bias elimination

  • What we can do as individuals

  • What we can do organization-wide

Where We've Been


H1 Law Group and LAWCLERK in Las Vegas, NV

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP - screening and "fireside chat" at their Washington, DC office for International Women's Day

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington, D.C.

Foley & Lardner presentation in honor of International Women’s Day

Microsoft at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Verizon and DeLoitte, Arlington VA

Verizon Corporate Headquarters Basking Ridge, NJ

Dentons, Washington DC
(Broadcast to Denton offices nationwide)

Walmart Corporate Headquarters, Bentonville, AK

The American Bar Association and Harvard Law School's National
Summit on Long-Term Careers for Women in Law, Cambridge, MA

Prudential Financial, Inc., Newark, NJ
(Broadcast to Prudential offices nationwide)

National Association of Women Judges Annual Conference

National Association of Women Lawyers General Counsel Institute,

New York, NY

National Conference of Women's Bar Associations
in conjunction with the ABA convention, New York, NY

Chemtob, Moss & Forman, LLP/The CORE Club, New York, NY (Moderated by Star Jones)

The Consulate General of Jamaica and The Association of Black Women Attorneys, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Baker Botts, LLP, Houston TX
Broadcast to Baker Botts offices nationwide

Lattice Society, The Association of Corporate Counsel’s New York
City, The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, The Association of Black Women Attorneys, The South Asian Bar Association of New
York, The Asian Bar Association of New York/The Asian American
Bar Association of New York/The New York Women’s Coalition, New York, NY sponsored Jenner & Block, New York, NY

California Lawyers Association, San Francisco, CA

Harter, Secrest & Emery, Rochester and Buffalo, NY

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Cleveland Bar Association

University of North Dakota Law School

State of Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, MN
(Broadcast statewide)

Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia, PA
(Broadcast to offices nationwide)

Saxena White, Boca Raton Florida (fundraiser for Democratic Attorney General Association)

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio Women's Bar Association

Federal Bar Association of Cincinnati

State Bar of Texas, Dallas, TX

State Bar of Mississippi, Biloxi, MS

Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, New York, NY

Ohio Bar Association/Ohio Women's Bar Association, Cincinnati, OH

Diversity Law Institute's Diversity Summit/Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Eversheds Sutherland, LLP, Atlanta, GA
(Broadcast to offices nationwide)

Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta, GA

Greene Espel Law, Minneapolis, MN

State Bar of North Dakota Annual Convention, Fargo, ND

University of North Dakota Law School, Grand Forks, ND

Cole Schotz, PC - Association for Corporate Counsel of New Jersey, Morristown, NJ

Illinois Bar Association and the Loyola School of Law, Chicago, IL

University of Scranton and Lackawanna Bar Association, Scranton, PA

Oregon Women Lawyer's Foundation, Portland, OR

Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Denver, CO

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP, New York, NY

McKool Smith Annual Women's Summit, New York, NY

University of Toledo Law School and the Toledo Women's Bar Association, Toledo, OH

Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, OH

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle, New York, NY

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Atlanta, GA

Sierra Club, Oakland, CA (broadcast to offices nationwide)

Earthjustice, San Francisco, CA (broadcast to offices nationwide)

National association for Women Marion Griffin chapter and Belmont College of Law, Nashville, TN

Wisconsin Women's Bar and the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison WI

Richmond Women's Bar Association, Richmond, Va.

Virginia Women Lawyers Association Charlottesville, VA

Bank of America, Charlotte, NC (videoconferenced to its legal departments nationwide)

Minority In House Counsel annual convention, Atlanta, Georgia

Debevoise and Plimpton, New York City (videoconferenced to its offices)

Balancing the Scales is airing on American Public Television nationwide through July 2019