On February 24, 2012, I will facilitate a roundtable discussion about the findings of the new, first-ever National Survey of Women’s Initiatives, conducted by the NAWL Foundation. Stephanie Scharf, designer of the NAWL Foundation Survey, as well as a lawyer and social psychologist, will kick off the discussion by presenting key findings from this research. Attendance is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please idaabbott [at] aol [dot] com (contact me).
There will be a teleconference for members of the Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms on February 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m PT. The call is for members only. For information about becoming a member, IdaAbbott [at] aol [dot] com (contact us).
Join me on a trip to India! People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is organizing a delegation of legal specialists to travel to India in February 2012 and I will be leading the delegation. A number of unique opportunities are planned, including dialogue with legal professionals in India, the opportunity to share techniques, training and rule of law principles, and a chance to learn about developments there that are affecting law practice in the US. Cultural activities will highlight the sights and sounds of the country. You can find more information, and enroll online, at www.peopletopeople.com/idaabbott.
Leading Women in Technology and Paragon Legal are co-sponsoring a program in Palo Alto, CA to examine “Unspoken Secrets Women Need to Know for Success.” I will be speaking and moderating a panel that includes Van Dang, Vice President, Law & Deputy General Counsel at Cisco Systems, Inc.; Delida Costin, General Counsel of Pandora; and Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark.
This report of the results of our 2011 survey of law firm PD leaders is now available from PDQuarterly. To receive a courtesy copy, contact Gaye Mara, my collaborator and the publisher of PD Quarterly, at maraeg [at] profdev [dot] com.
The next WILEF West program will take place on November 1, 2011, 8:30-10:00 a.m., at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco. The topic is “She’s the Boss: Women Leading Men and Women Leading Women,” and the speakers are all highly accomplished leaders in the legal profession.http://www.wilef.com/programs.html
The College of Law Practice Management will hold its annual meeting in Chicago. We will present the InnovAction awards at that time for initiatives that demonstrate excellence and innovation in managing the practice of law.
DLA Piper is hosting a luncheon in Tampa, Florida, where I will talk about “Mentors and Champions: What’s the difference and why does it matter?”
WILEF will honor law firms that have qualified for its Gold Standard Certification for advancing women in leadership. As Chair of the Certification Committee, I will be presenting awards to certified firms at a special WILEF luncheon in New York.
The 2011 Hastings Leadership Academy for Women will take place July 20-23, 2011, at University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.
I will be co-presenting a program on Online Collaboration in a Global World, Chicago
Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms, Chicago, IL
National Association of Women in Construction: Construction Women’s Panel in conjunction with Women in Construction Week. San Francisco,CA.
Women on Top: Managing Life, Work, and Leadership in Your Legal Career, Queen’s Bench, San Francisco.
The Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms is now accepting new members for 2011. Information about membership qualifications and registration is provided here.