News & Events

Tools to Advance in Your Federal Career

On September 23, I will be speaking at a Federal Women’s Leadership Summit program in Washington, DC on how women can advance in careers with the federal government. My focus will be on sponsorship, mentoring and coaching. The session is sponsored by The National Equal Pay Task Force, in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Women’s Bureau, and the Department of Justice, in partnership with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  

Developing Women Leaders

On Friday, September 20, during the ABA Tax Section’s Fall Meeting, I will be speaking about “Developing Women Leaders.”  

Article about the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

The September 2013 issue of Legal Management, published by the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), features the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women and my comments about it in an article about developing the next generation of leaders. 

Women Leaders Roundtable

The next meeting of the Women Leaders Roundtable will take place in San Francisco on Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 4:00-5:30 pm. For information about the Roundtable, please contact idaabbott [at] aol [dot] com (me).

Connecting Core Competencies

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) will be held in San Francisco in August. I will be addressing NABE on August 8, on “Connecting Core Competencies: New Graduates and the Bar.” For information about the NABE Conference and this session, click here.

2013 Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

Registration for the 2013 Hastings Leadership Academy for Women is open. This leadership development course, designed for women law firm partners and in-house counsel, is an extraordinary learning experience for women who are current leaders or rising stars, and a way for firms and companies to further their commitment to women’s advancement.

Creating and Maintaining a Successful Women’s Initiative

I will be a speaker in a teleconference sponsored by the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Women in the Profession Committee on “Creating and Maintaining a Successful Women’s Initiative.” The hour-long program starts at 1:00 ET on Thursday, July 18, and is complimentary for YLD members. Click here to learn more and register. This program was inspired by an article in July 2013 ABA Journal, “Do Women’s Initiatives Work?,” in which I was featured. 

Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms

The next meeting of the Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms will take place on June 17-18, 2013, in New York. 

Article about Women’s Initiatives

The latest issue of the ABA Journal features articles about women, including one (“Do Women’s Initiatives Work?”) in which I am quoted. While the quotes are accurate, the author erroneously states I practiced at Orrick. While Orrick is a fine firm, I never worked there; I spent most of my law practice career at another outstanding firm, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, which alas, no longer exists.

2013 Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

May 24 is the last day to receive an early registration discount to the Leadership Academy. For registration and pricing information for the full program click here, for the in-house program click here, and for the alumnae program click here.

NAWL Regional General Counsel Institute

The National Association of Women Lawyers is holding its first Regional General Counsel Institute in Mountain View, CA to focus on best practices for building a successful and satisfying career. I will be leading a panel of General Counsel.

NALP Annual Education Conference

At this year’s NALP Annual Education Conference in Tampa, FL, I will be presenting on “Sponsorship programs: An effective advancement strategy for women or a waste of time?” 

Bay Area Professional Development Consortium

I will discuss new developments and best practices in talent management with the Bay Area Professional Development Consortium, in San Francisco on April 2.

Engaging men to support women

The CLUB, an incubator of women leaders, is holding a series of engaging conversations between women and men about women’s leadership. I will facilitate the inaugural discussion, entitled Leveraging Feminine Leadership, on March 28, 2013, in San Francisco. For more information, click here.  

Recording of program on Mentoring

The archived version of the program I did for PLI on Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery is now available.  (Payment required) 

Hastings Leadership Academy for Women Receptions

We will be hosting a series of receptions around the country for the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women:March 14, Los AngelesMarch 19, New YorkMarch 20, MiamiMarch 27, Washington DCApril 1, San FranciscoMay 7, Silicon ValleyAttendance is by invitation only. If you would like to receive an invitation, or if you would like to learn more about the receptions or the Leadership Academy, please IdaAbbott [at] aol [dot] com (contact me).

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