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    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific / 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern
    moderated by Michele Coleman Mayes

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    Strategic Leadership: Developing Legal Expertise and Skills to Enable and Empower Yourself and Others in the 21st Century

    At GCI 10, you will explore the strategies, skills and substantive knowledge necessary for in-house counsel to successfully lead their organizations and legal departments. Discover how to orchestrate rather than dictate -- to enable others to achieve their best; learn to influence rather than control – to empower others to start conversations and build consensus; and develop a broader repertoire of technical skills, substantive legal expertise and emotional intelligence – to create an engaged and positive work environment. Through powerful personal stories, substantive legal workshops and GCI’s unique open exchange of ideas, you will develop best practices and actionable solutions for cutting-edge leadership attributes that will inform and inspire your legal department and your organization to bridge the gap between achieving today’s priorities and realizing tomorrow’s possibilities.


    President's Message

    August 2014

    I could not be more excited to start my year as the President of NAWL.  Many thanks to the 2013-14 board for all of their support, and especially to our immediate past president Deborah Froling for her leadership over the past year.  I am looking forward to working with our current board and exceptional staff, led by new Executive Director Jenny Waters, as we take the organization to new heights.

    As I write this, we ar…

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    NAWL News

    Huffington Post: 10 Words Every Girl Should LearnSoraya Chemaly writes, "it's not hard to fathom why so many men tend to assume they are great and that what they have to say is more legitimate. It starts in childhood and never ends. Parents interrupt girls twice as often and hold them to stricter politeness norms. Teachers engage boys, who corre
    The Atlantic: Why PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi Can't Have It AllDuring an interview with The Atlantic's David Bradley, Indra K. Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, responds that, "I don't think women can have it all. I just don't think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend we can have it all." Read more>>
    The Washington Post recognizes Children's Law Center as one of the region's top workplaces for 2014NAWL congratulates Children's Law Center (CLC) which has been recognized by The Washington Post as one of the region's top workplaces for 2014. Most notably: CLE was one of six employers given special recognition for its mission-driven, purposeful work - and ranked in the top 20 in our category ove
    Lauri Damrell appointed to CA Commission on Status of Women and GirlsLauri Damrell, recepient of NAWL's 2014 Outstanding Member Award, has been appointed to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls by California Governon Edmund G. Brown Jr. Ms. Damrell has been an employment lawyer at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP since 2006. She was a judicia
    Why Do Women Accept Lower Salary Offers Than Men?In simulated salary negotiations, Amanatullah found that women asked for an average of $7,000 less than men --- but not because they are poor negotiators. She explains that women know intuitively there could be negative repercussions if we're perceived as too aggressive. Our goal is not only to g

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