News & Events

Florida State Bar Webinar

At the invitation of the Florida State Bar Young Lawyers’ Division, I presented a webinar on “Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know.” 

2015 Professional Development Institute, Washington, DC

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.

Podcast of Interview

You can listen to Don Hutcheson’s interview of me, “More Than Just a Mentor, Women Need a Champion,” at

Roundtable for Global Professional Development Leaders

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!

Breakfast for Champions – DC

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!

Edith I. Spivack Symposium

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.” 

Award-winning Video

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 ( where you can watch the video and learn about people who are taking many different steps to advance women.

Women Leaders Roundtable

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.

Law Without Walls ConPosium

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. 

ProfessionalDevelopment Roundtable for Global Law Firms

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.

Houston: National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations

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.”

Edith I. Spivack Symposium

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.

BASF Breakfast for Champions

The Bar Association of San Francisco is holding a Breakfast for Champions. If you are in the Bay Area, please come – and bring your sponsors and protegees.

Professional Development Institute

At this year’s PDI, I will speak on the topic of mentoring for leadership succession. My co-presenters will be Rebecca Normand-Hochman, founder and Director of the Institute of Mentoring, and Kit Chaskin, Global Director of the Women’s Initiative Network at Reed Smith. 

Association of Legal Administrators Conference

I will be presenting two programs at the Association of Legal Administrators 2014 Human Resource Management Conference for Legal Professionals in Las Vegas on November 4. One program is about mentoring for leadership development and succession; the other is about engaging men in advancing women.

Santa Clara County Bar Association

The Santa Clara County Bar Association Women Lawyers Section is holding a special Roundtable Discussion entitled “Career Advancement, Work-Life-Balance, and the Realities of Being a Woman Lawyer in the 21st Century.” My book Sponsoring Women is being featured and I will lead a breakout group on the topic of sponsorship. California Women Lawyers, Cooley LLP, and The Club Silicon Valley are co-hosting the event. 

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