About LegalWomensForum

LegalWomensForum is the premier gathering for women to network and discuss innovative ideas and solutions that lead to the retention and advancement of women in law firms and corporate legal departments.

 

Why attend?

  • Understand unconscious bias – women in law still face an unequal playing field in their workplaces.
  • Learn how women in law can be valued for their legal prowess and their mastery in business & leadership skills.

Agenda

February 2, 2017

8:00am – 8:50am

Registration Opens

8:50am – 9:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Molly Miller, Chief Content Officer, ALM Media

9:00am – 10:00am

Disrupting Unconscious Bias by Demonstrating Your Core Competencies

Everyone has unconscious biases, social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness.   The tendency to discriminate may not be intentional, but women can change these perceptions by focusing on their competencies.

Daniella Isaacson, Senior Legal Analyst, ALM Intelligence
Anjli Garg, Director, Associate General Counsel, Citibank, N.A.
Lisa Horowitz, J.D., Founder and Principal Strategist, Attorney Talent Strategy Group
Madhu Southworth, Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, AMC Networks

10:00am – 11:00am

Do You Need an MBA to Go With that JD?

Developing business acumen to advise clients or departments on the strategic business implications of legal decisions has become more critical than ever.

Kimberly Y. Chainey, Associate General Counsel and Legal Leader LAC/APAC, Avis Budget Group
Debora Motyka Jones,
Regional Director, Lighthouse eDiscovery
LaTanya Langley,
VP & GC, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, BIC Stationery

11:00am – 11:30am

Networking Break

11:30am – 12:30pm

Providing Predictability and Trust Along with Legal Knowledge

Exemplary client service (whether in a law firm or GC office) entails having a dedicated client-oriented focus where questions get answered and issues resolved in a timely manner.  It means taking ownership  to deliver on commitments.

Laura Alemzadeh, Co-Chair Chief Legal Officer Group, Association of Corporate Counsel
Sheila Slocum Hollis, Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Wendy Hufford, VP US Litigation Risk Management & HR, Boehringer Ingelheim
Noga Rosenthal, Chief Privacy Officer, Epsilon

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Communicating Unpopular Points of View in a Motivating Manner

The task of delivering bad news will never be easy. But women in law need to provide a clear and ethical statement of what they want to achieve and what appropriate actions should be pursued next.

Moderator:
Molly Miller, Chief Content Officer, ALM Media

Andrea Colby, Founder, Pro Se LLC – Coaching for Lawyers
Ronda Muir, Esq., Founder and Principal, Law People Management, LLC

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Where Do I Go Next? Alternative Career Options in Law

By taking a strengths-based approach, examining personal interests and assessing emerging career options, today’s lawyers are being empowered to define their optimal career paths.

Marci Alboher. Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Encore.org
Jane Allen, Chairman and Founder, Counsel on Call
Alma Asay,
Founder & CEO, Allegory
Ellen Auwarter,
Marketing & Business Development Manager, Duane Morris LLP
Vivia Chen, Senior Reporter & Chief Blogger – The Careerist, The American Lawyer
Brande Stellings,
Vice President, Corporate Board Services, Catalyst

 

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Champagne Roundtable 1

Building a Culture that Enables Strategy to Outperform Competition

Champagne Roundtable 2

Building a Personal Brand and Industry Reputation

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception

Speakers

Marci Alboher

Marci Alboher

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Encore.org

Laura Alemzadeh

Laura Alemzadeh

Co-Chair Chief Legal Officer Group, Association of Corporate Counsel

Jane Allen

Jane Allen

Chairman and Founder, Counsel on Call

Alma Asay

Alma Asay

Founder & CEO, Allegory

Ellen Auwarter

Ellen Auwarter

Marketing & Business Development Manager, Duane Morris LLP

Kimberly Y. Chainey

Kimberly Y. Chainey

Associate General Counsel and Legal Leader LAC/APAC , Avis Budget Group

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Senior Reporter & Chief Blogger - The Careerist, The American Lawyer

Andrea Colby

Andrea Colby

Founder, Pro Se LLC - Coaching for Lawyers

Anjli Garg

Anjli Garg

Director, Associate General Counsel, Citibank, N.A.

Sheila Slocum Hollis

Sheila Slocum Hollis

Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Wendy Hufford

Wendy Hufford

VP US Litigation Risk Management & HR, Boehringer Ingelheim

Daniella Isaacson

Daniella Isaacson

Senior Legal Analyst, ALM Intelligence

Debora Motyka Jones

Debora Motyka Jones

Regional Director, Lighthouse eDiscovery

LaTanya Langley

LaTanya Langley

VP & GC, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, BIC Stationery

Molly Miller

Molly Miller

Chief Content Officer, ALM Media

Ronda Muir, Esq.

Ronda Muir, Esq.

Founder and Principal, Law People Management, LLC

Noga Rosenthal

Noga Rosenthal

Chief Privacy Officer, Epsilon

Leslie Richards-Yellin

Leslie Richards-Yellin

Director Inclusion- Americas, Hogan Lovells

Madhu Southworth

Madhu Southworth

Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, AMC Networks

Brande Stellings

Brande Stellings

Vice President, Corporate Board Services, Catalyst

Venue

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10019, United States
+1 212 586 7000