- PROGRAMS & EVENTS
The National Association of Women Lawyers invites you to join us for the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting & Awards Luncheon in Chicago. This comprehensive program will offer both professional development opportunities and skills training to help women in all fields of legal practice thrive in their careers. NAWL will also recognize and honor leading lawyers who have made a significant impact on improving and diversifying the legal profession. And, as always, there will be plenty of time for networking built in throughout the event. Join NAWL in the Midwest and get inspired!
Don't miss out on the great networking opportunities available:
Wine, Women, and Chocolate Welcome Reception
Closing Networking Reception
Please indicate your desire to attend when registering
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Plenary
SUCCEEDING IN-HOUSE AND
NAVIGATING THE PIPELINE TO EQUITY PARTNERSHIP
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
This program will include plenary and workshop programming designed to help in-house counsel and law firm partners build their legal careers. In-house counsel will advance their legal expertise, improve communication and management skills, and enhance their C-suite presence to add greater strategic value to a company's business. Law firm attorneys on the brink of equity partnership will participate in frank conversations on the ethical and professional challenges women lawyers encounter on their path to equity partnership. Guidance on such topics as gender bias, effective and ethical client management, and the risks posed by internal politics will set the stage for participants to learn how to align their skills to their particular firm's strategy, culture, and position in the marketplace.
More details to come
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McCourt School of Public Policy Center
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DIRECTWOMEN BREAKING INTO THE BOARDROOM:
THE PATHWAYS AND THE PROCESS
DirectWomen is committed to increasing the number of women on corporate boards. That is why we are inviting you to this exclusive event on March 21 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters. Over the course of the evening, you will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of distinguished directors who currently sit on the boards of major corporations. They will share their insights about board service and provide tips on how you can best position yourself to serve on a corporate board. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior level women from firms and companies from Seattle and across the country.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
500 5th Avenue North Seattle, Washington
PANELISTS WILL INCLUDE:
- Connie Collingsworth, Moderator, Chief Legal Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;Director, Premera Blue Cross, Banner Corporation
- Phyllis J. Campbell, Chair, Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Director, Alaska Air Group, Inc. and Nordstrom, Inc.
- Richard P. Fox, Former Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP; Director, Acxiom Corporation, HonorHealth, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Premera Blue Cross, ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., and Univar Inc.
- Liane Pelletier, Retired Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Alaska Communications Systems; Director, ATN International and Expeditors International of Washington
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please return the 2017 DirectWomen Sponsorship Pledge Form, available here. Sponsorship benefits specific to this program include ticket packages, invitation to a private dinner, and name recognition. Sponsors will also receive benefits at all other 2017 DirectWomen 10th Anniversary events, including the Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon and DirectWomen Board Institute. For additional information, please contact Lisa Passante at email@example.com.
Pathways to the Bench: How to Join the Administrative Judiciary
The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBADC)
presents the first panel in a series on how to chart a career path toward the bench.
Join us to learn about how to become a judge for an administrative agency, the differences between administrative law judges and administrative judges, and the benefits of both positions. The panelists will discuss the wide variety of agencies that utilize administrative judges and the numerous available paths to a rewarding career adjudicating interesting cases as a member of the administrative judiciary.
March 2, 2017
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
A networking reception will precede the program; refreshments will be provided.
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is looking for practicing attorneys across all generations from private, not-for-profit, government, and judiciary sectors, to take part in: This Talk Isn't Cheap: Women of Color and White Women Attorneys Find Common Ground. As a volunteer in this research project, you will participate in a confidential telephonic focus group led by a skilled facilitator. This project aims to explore the racial and ethnic dynamics in the workplace between women of color and white women attorneys. Through a series of guided conversations, participants will discuss how women attorneys, across racial and ethnic lines, interact in the workplace and the implications of those interactions. Your participation would involve one (1) session, to be conducted via teleconference in the fall of 2016, and will last approximately 60-90 minutes in length. To volunteer for this study, please click here.
General questions? Contact Lynnea Karlic, Program Specialist, American Bar Association, firstname.lastname@example.org