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Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

The Hastings Leadership Academy for Women is an executive education course that prepares women law firm partners and in-house counsel to stride confidently to the highest levels of success in their firms and organizations, their communities and the legal profession. Registration is limited, so anyone interested should sign up immediately.

A Fireside Chat on Mentoring and Gender with Ida Abbott

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association Women in IP June event will be a “fireside chat” about mentoring and gender, especially in the wake of #MeToo. The program is being co-sponsored by and held at Venable LLP. The event is not specific to intellectual property law and is open to attorneys in all practice groups. Both men and women are welcome and encouraged to come. You can learn more and register here.

Opportunities and Optimism after 69

I led a lively and fascinating discussion at my 50th reunion at Smith College. Sixty percent of our class attended and what a group it was! The vast majority of these women married and had long careers, many are still working, most were and are politically and intellectually engaged, and all had great stories to tell.

The Importance of Staying Curious

Nora Riva Bergman’s wonderful new book, “50 Lessons for Women Lawyers from Women Lawyers,” has just been published. I was privileged to contribute one of the lessons, “Stay Curious,” which emphasizes the importance for your career success and lifelong happiness of staying open to new and challenging ideas and experiences. You can read my lesson here. You can also learn more about the book and the contributors, and read excerpts from all the lessons, here.

Life after 60: Planning for What Comes Next

I will conduct a webinar sponsored by the Smith College Alumnae Association about designing your future after age 60. It is open to the public. You can register here.

LWOW X Composium

This year’s Law Without Walls Composium for LWOW X takes place virtually, as does all our team’s work. It’s always exciting and inspiring to see the amazing ideas and projects presented by the immensely talented students who participate from all over the world. I am again privileged to be a mentor to one of the teams.

Lighting the Way: Mentor Access and Its Impact on Success and Mobility

The Seventh Circuit Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee is sponsoring a program in Milwaukee on the importance of mentoring, and I am honored to participate.

Book Review: The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring

Rebecca Normand-Hochman wrote a wonderful review of my book, The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring, in the October issue of Modern Legal Practice. Read it here: Book Review LGM2

High-quality mentoring and sponsorship can increase diversity and inclusion

The October 2018 issue of Modern Legal Practice contains a host of interesting articles. I’m honored that one of my articles is among them. It discusses the importance of focusing on high-quality mentoring and sponsorship to promote inclusion as well as diversity. The article also discusses cross-gender mentoring and sponsorship in the wake of #MeToo, and describes some specific initiatives that are showing promising results.

IMA Interview with Ida Abbott, Esq.

I’m honored to be featured in this interview for the International Mentoring Association.

Mentoring & Sponsorship: The Key to Gender Diversity in Leadership

I presented a webinar on Mentoring & Sponsorship: The Key to Gender Diversity in Leadership” for Chronus, a mentoring software company. The recording and slides are available here.

 

 

Mentoring has had to adapt to a changing world

If you missed it earlier, ABA Journal’s Tech Monthly has republished my discussion of modern mentoring with Ari Kaplan.

Facing the Future: Retirement Roundtable for Law Firms

Today is the second session in this Bar Association of San Francisco program designed to help law firms plan for and manage senior partner retirement and succession.

Center for Legal Inclusiveness Summit

I will be speaking at the Center for Legal Inclusiveness Summit in Denver on May, 2018. The topic will be “Innovations in Mentoring that Foster Diversity & Inclusion.”

Featured in Modern Legal Practice

I am delighted to be featured and interviewed as an Editorial Board Member in the April 2018 issue of Modern Legal Practice, a journal published by Globe Law and Business.

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