Jill Lipman Beck Named a 2022 Power Woman by Metro Philadelphia
The Power Women list honors women leaders that are passionate about advancing female leadership in their respective fields, and work toward a "more equitable future for women in Pennsylvania and across the world, and their achievements, hard work, and innovation serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation of female leaders." Each woman on the Power Women list has an honoree profile highlighting their background with a brief Q&A providing insight into their leadership style and experiences as a woman in the workplace.
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Jill's honoree profile, as published in Metro Philadelphia, is copied in full below.
Litigator, Blank Rome
Jill Beck is an attorney at Blank Rome, where she concentrates her practice on a wide range of litigation matters. She also serves as pro bono chair for the Pittsburgh office, and regularly takes on cases to help the underserved in Pennsylvania’s legal system, including victims of domestic violence, those experiencing housing insecurity, low-income criminal defendants seeking to secure the same constitutional protections as those with means, and victims of wage theft. She also advocates for victims injured by illegal gun sales, and volunteers to aid in voter protection efforts.
Who is a woman that inspires you?
My mother, Sue Lipman. She lived her life in service to others. First as an elementary school teacher, and later as a social worker in the Children’s Hospital NICU and PICU. She taught me what it means to give back to my community.
What do you think needs to be done to level the playing field for women in the workplace?
Equal pay and flexibility in work schedules.
What are some challenges you have faced as a woman in the workplace/in general?
Like many women, I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the perfect professional, wife, mother, friend, daughter, volunteer–aspirations that can never be attained. Juggling work, home, family, friends, and community can be very challenging.
What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders?
Be kind and forgiving to those who come after you, and remember that you experienced your own struggles as you came to your position in leadership.