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.
- 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.
February 2, 2017
8:00am – 8:50am
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Encore.org
Co-Chair Chief Legal Officer Group, Association of Corporate Counsel
Chairman and Founder, Counsel on Call
Founder & CEO, Allegory
Marketing & Business Development Manager, Duane Morris LLP
Kimberly Y. Chainey
Associate General Counsel and Legal Leader LAC/APAC , Avis Budget Group
Senior Reporter & Chief Blogger - The Careerist, The American Lawyer
Founder, Pro Se LLC - Coaching for Lawyers
Director, Associate General Counsel, Citibank, N.A.
Sheila Slocum Hollis
Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP
VP US Litigation Risk Management & HR, Boehringer Ingelheim
Senior Legal Analyst, ALM Intelligence
Debora Motyka Jones
Regional Director, Lighthouse eDiscovery
VP & GC, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia, BIC Stationery
Chief Content Officer, ALM Media
Ronda Muir, Esq.
Founder and Principal, Law People Management, LLC
Chief Privacy Officer, Epsilon
Director Inclusion- Americas, Hogan Lovells
Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, AMC Networks
Vice President, Corporate Board Services, Catalyst
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