Patricia K. Gillette, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Anastasia D. Kelly (Stasia), Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper
Rhonda Joy McLean, Deputy General Counsel, Time Inc.
Elizabeth McCrohan, Vice President & Senior Corporate Counsel, Prudential Financial
Lisa A. Borsook, Managing Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
Marla Persky, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation
Ann Lee Gibson, Ph.D., Ann Lee Gibson Consulting
Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq., Founder & President, Flex-Time Lawyers LLC; Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers
Francine Friedman Griesing, founder and Managing Member, Griesing Law, LLC
Kathryn G. Legge, Senior Associate, Griesing Law, LLC
Madeline Cahill-Boley, Managing Partner, Sullivan Hill
Natasha Innocenti, Leader Partner Practice Group Northern California, Major Lindsey & Africa
Catherine (Kit) Chaskin, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Alita Wingfield, Executive Director/Managing Attorney of the Litigation Group, Morgan Stanley
David R. Askew, CEO & General Counsel, National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
Cathy Fleming, Managing Partner (New York), Hodgson Russ LLP
Margot B. Schonholtz, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Sharon Y. Bowen, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Carol Frohlinger, Esq., Co-Founder, Negotiating Women, Inc
Why should you attend this program?
As a lawyer you strive to please your clients, prospective clients, partners and peers. However, it is critical to remember that the most important person you represent is yourself. Amidst the tension between billable hours, business development and fulfillment of personal obligations and responsibilities, we must ask ourselves—what does success look like? What sort of work/life balance do you seek? And how will you go about achieving these things?
Each woman must ultimately navigate various career paths, compensation parity, and access to business development opportunities. Along the way, she may also be inspired to help remove barriers that block other women’s progress.
The fight for part-time work and maternity policies that characterized the women’s movement in law firms over the past decade was necessary and largely successful. But an unintended consequence was to pigeonhole the discussion of “women’s issues” under those initiatives.
What must a Women's Initiative do to make a meaningful contribution to its firm? In these troubled economic times, it's clear that holding spa days or arranging shoe shopping events aren't the answer. Instead, Women's Initiatives should focus on the firm's bottom line—identifying policies and practices that create barriers for women in relation to business development, and negotiating for the conditions of success that allow you to implement the business development plans that you’ve created.
It's time for Women's Initiatives to make bold moves. There has been very little honest discussion among women about the real barriers that still exist in the system—despite progress. Often without even realizing it, women stop reaching for new opportunities.
With the increased discussion around power dynamics, ambition, and leadership, the question remains—how does flexibility figure into the mix, if at all? Can women go for the top roles and prioritize life outside of work at the same time? Or, should work and life priorities be staged and paced? And, does the power message get diluted when women advocate for both retention and promotion at the same time?
We sincerely hope you will join your industry peers at Ark Group’s “East-Coast” Women Legal 2013 conference—once again providing a unique platform for women to view their own power differently and marshal their resources to implement strategies that account for gender bias—thereby allowing them to depersonalize various hurdles, think strategically, and effectively act with power.
Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:
This forum will be held at:
AMA Executive Conference Center
New York, NY 10019
The Executive Conference Center is conveniently located at 48th & Broadway(inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel) in the heart of New York City's bustling Times Square.
Recommended hotels (within walking distance to the venue):
Crowne Plaza Manhattan
212.977.4000 > Reservations
The Pearl New York
233 West 49th Street
800.801.3457 > Reservations
319 W. 48th Street
212.245.7000 > Reservations
Marriott Renaissance Times Square
714 7th Avenue @ W. 48th Street
212.765.7676 > Reservations
Recommendations on the Upper West Side(a short 5 minute cab ride, boutique hotels):
201 W. 79th Street
800.492.8122 > Reservations
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