Transforming Women’s Leadership, an initiative of Thomson Reuters Legal and Executive Institute, interviewed me about how Breakfasts for Champions, based on my book, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, help create a safe place for men and women to discuss gender imbalance in the legal profession. You can read the interview here.
The Leadership Academy in San Francisco is the foremost leadership course for women law firm partners and experienced in-house counsel. It helps cultivate leadership skills and enables participants to increase their visibility and value to their organizations by leveraging their talents and abilities more strategically. Registration is open but space is extremely limited, so register now!
I am proud to be an Advisor in the Women in Law Hackathon created by the Diversity Lab in collaboration with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law. The Hackathon is a Shark Tank style pitch competition designed to generate innovative strategies for advancing women in the legal profession. Teams will present their projects in a Pitch Competition at Stanford Law School on June 23-24, 2016. Bloomberg Law is granting $22,500 in prize money that the top three winning teams will donate to their choices of non-profit organizations that are advancing women in the legal profession and beyond.
Denver, CO: This is the premier mentoring conference for the legal profession, and it only occurs every two years. This is the year, so if you are involved or interested in mentoring lawyers, register now! Featured speakers include:Paulette Brown, President of the American Bar Association, andMichael Schwartz, Dean of the University of Arkansas Law School, who is researching best mentoring practices for lawyers.I will conduct a plenary session with Karen Hester of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness and Lisa Mickley of Hall & Evans LLC on how mentoring programs can promote diversity & inclusion.
At the invitation of the Florida State Bar Young Lawyers’ Division, I presented a webinar on “Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know.”
At the 2015 PDI, I will lead a conversation with Lori Berman, Heather Bock and Juliet Aiken about their forthcoming book, Accelerating Lawyer Success: How to Make Partner and Flourish in a Law Firm.
You can listen to Don Hutcheson’s interview of me, “More Than Just a Mentor, Women Need a Champion,” at http://goo.gl/FdbcVo
The next phone conference for members of the Roundtable will be May 21 at 11:00 am PT. Join the Roundtable and be part of the conversation!
I will lead the next Breakfast for Champions for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s Washington, DC and Northern Virginia offices on Wednesday, May 13. The first one in their Silicon Valley office was terrific! https://twitter.com/brianmwong/status/580801406577176577
The New York State Bar Association’s Eleventh Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium that was cancelled due to bad weather in January will take place in New York City on Tuesday, May 5. I will speak in a session entitled “Women Rising: Advancement, Mentoring, and Negotiating Your Way to the Top.”
I was honored to be featured in the 2015 Catalyst Grand Prize winning video “Take a Little Action.” Created by Caren Ulrich Stacy and Steve Gluckman, it features Breakfast for Champions as a “little action” that has a big impact in getting men to be part of the solution to gender inequality. Be sure to visit TakeaLittleAction.com (http://www.takealittleaction.com) where you can watch the video and learn about people who are taking many different steps to advance women.
The next meeting of the Roundtable will be May 27 at 4:00 pm PT in San Francisco. Become part of this influential and interesting group by joining the Roundtable.
It was another fantastic Law Without Walls ConPosium this year, with the student projects and presentations better than ever. Host University of Miami Law School has an amazing team that puts it all together and Eversheds deserves praise for being the lead sponsor of the course and everything that goes into it.
The next Global PD Roundtable meeting will be held in San Francisco, March 9-10, at the office of Reed Smith. In addition to member-led discussions, we will have three exciting speakers presenting on cultural competence, innovation and creativity in professional development: Ritu Bhasin, Renee Knake and Margaret Hagan.
I will be speaking in Houston on February 6 at the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations on “Men Joining Women for Change: Harnessing the Power of Inclusivity.”
I will be in NY to participate in the New York State Bar Association’s Eleventh Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium. I will speak in a program entitled “Women Rising: Advancement, Mentoring, and Negotiating Your Way to the Top,” on January 27.