2017 Best Law Firms for Women | Working Mother

2017 Best Law Firms for Women

Join us to celebrate the Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women!

Date October 4, 2017
Time 9:30am-2:30pm
Location The Peninsula Chicago, 108 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL

About

Join us to celebrate the Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women! These winning law firms have made the grade in advancing women. The Working Mother 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

This year’s program will feature a brand new element for attendees to enjoy.

With the addition of the Exchange Roundtable, Working Mother will bring together a select group, by invitation-only, of lawyers and diversity professionals from the Best Law Firms to meet lawyers and diversity professionals from the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women and NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for a candid discussion of their goals and expectations in dealing with each other with respect to diversity goals and business relationships.

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

2017 Agenda

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

10:00am - 10:30am Welcome

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media
Karen Kaplowitz / President / The New Ellis Group
Laurie Chamberlin / Brand President / Special Counsel

10:30am - 12:00pm The Career Accelerator Summit: Integrating Work and Family

Women lawyers with families often struggle to integrate their work and family life. At this session, we will explore a variety of strategies employed by women in the Best Law Firms for Women to strike the right balance. The panel will also discuss the value for working mothers to reveal their authentic selves, including their family lives and responsibilities. Attendees will leave the program with additional strategies and tools to consider for their own careers.

Moderator:
Laurie Chamberlin / Brand President / Special Counsel

Panelists:
Regine Corrado / Managing Partner / Chicago Office Baker McKenzie
Rebecca Pratt DeGroff / Partner / Seyfarth Shaw
Saranya Raghavan / Associate / Winston & Strawn
Anne McClain Sidrys / Partner / Kirkland & Ellis LLP

12:00pm - 12:30pm Cocktail Reception/Registration

12:30pm – 2:30pm Best Law Firms for Women Awards Luncheon

Working Mother’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director Subha V. Barry will moderate a panel discussion on Metrics and Accountability: What the Best Law Firms Can Learn from the Best Companies about Cultures of Inclusion. The panel will feature diversity leaders at two very successful companies, Sodexo and Boston Scientific, who will discuss diversity strategies they have used which may be useful to the Best Law Firms. The panel will candidly discuss the challenges of adopting diversity strategies in company versus law firm contexts.

Moderator:
Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President and Managing Director / Working Mother Media

Panelists:
Aster Angagaw / CEO of Healthcare, North America / Sodexo
Camille Chang Gilmore / Global Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President, Human Resources / Boston Scientific
Mark L. Morris / Firmwide Managing Partner / Fox Rothschild LLP

2:30pm - 4:00 pm Best Law Firms/Best Companies Exchange Roundtables (By invitation only.)

Working Mother will bring together a select group of lawyers and diversity professionals from the Best Law Firms to meet lawyers and diversity professionals from Working Mother’s Best Companies for Women, Best Companies for Multicultural Women and Best Companies for Executive Women for a candid discussion of their goals and expectations in dealing with one another with respect to diversity goals and their business relationships. In-house lawyers will share what they need from law firms and in-house diversity professionals will share the strategies that have best supported women’s advancement in their companies. Law firms will learn how best to access the companies which are represented.

Subha V. Barry / Senior Vice President & Managing Director / Working Mother Media
Karen Kaplowitz / President / The New Ellis Group
Anna Mills / National Director of Sales / DecisionQuest

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