2016 Best Law Firms for Women | Working Mother

2016 Best Law Firms for Women

Join us to celebrate the Working Mother / Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women!

Date September 21, 2016 Time 9:30am-2pm Location The Peninsula Chicago, 108 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL

Conference Materials

For a pdf of Dr. Larry Richard's slide presentation, please click here.

About

Join us to celebrate the Working Mother/Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women! These winning law firms have made the grade in advancing women. The Working Mother Flex-Time Lawyers Gala Awards Luncheon will honor those firms that are leading the way for women in the industry and feature hot-off-the-press data on the current state of women in law.

During the luncheon program, attendees will network among peers and General Counsel from the Working Mother Best Companies and share best practices as we salute the Best Law Firms for Women. Preceding the Gala Awards Luncheon, join us for the annual Career Accelerator Summit for Women in Law. This Summit will help women at all levels enhance competencies in:

  • Leadership
  • Sponsorship
  • Business Development

Send your high-potential women, sponsors and their protégés to participate in this experience of women helping women.

Registration

Gala Awards Luncheon Ticket (includes one ticket to Career Accelerator Summit) $1,350

Hotel & Travel

The event will be held at:
The Peninsula Chicago
108 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA

Recommended hotels:
The James Chicago 55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611 312-337-1000

The Peninsula Chicago
108 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA 312-337-2888

Agenda

9:30am-10:00am Breakfast & Registration

10:00am-11:30am The Morning Career Accelerator Summit:
Women Supporting Women?

Junior women often have high hopes that senior women will inspire and sponsor them but that is not always the case. Tensions among some women are real and often exacerbated by a generational and/or racial divide.

At this session, we will explore the unique strains and communication challenges that arise among some women and how to find common ground. We will delve into the scarcity effect and how some women are afraid to support other women for fear they will replace themselves. We will uncover the difficulties women have in aligning themselves with those who have often made deeply personal and different choices. Yet we will also be inspired by examples of women who have been exemplary, not only as role models but also as champions of other women. Attendees will leave the program with a more informed understanding and respect for generational and racial differences and commonalities. They will also gain tools to improve communication and teambuilding across gender, racial and generational lines.

Panel Moderator:

Rena Hozore Reiss / General Counsel and Secretary / Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Panelists:

Collette Brown / Associate / Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Katherine Larkin-Wong / Associate / Latham & Watkins LLP

Lauren McKenna / Partner / Fox Rothschild LLP

Maria Eugenia Ramirez / Partner / Hogan Lovells

11:30am – 12:00noon Cocktail Reception/Registration

12:00noon – 2:00pm Best Law Firms for Women Awards Luncheon

Keynote & Conversation: Strategies for Transforming Stress into Resilience

Change has psychological consequences. Lawyers are more at risk for the worst of these consequences for some very fundamental reasons. Fortunately, science has provided powerful solutions that allow us to teach lawyers strategies for mental toughness and psychological resilience.

Our featured speaker, Dr. Larry Richard, will share the tools that can inoculate lawyers against future stresses and adversities, repair past impacts, and bring out the best in us as lawyers and as people. Psychologically resilient lawyers are more open-minded, accepting of differences, and connected and supportive in their relationships. Such attributes can play a large role in improving both the performance and satisfaction of lawyers. These benefits can also help to build a cadre of male lawyers who are allies in firms’ efforts to retain and promote women lawyers.

Keynote:

Dr. Larry Richard / Founder and Principal Consultant / LawyerBrain LLC

Conversation Moderated By:

Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq. / Founder and President / Flex-Time Lawyers LLC

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