Monday, February 14, 2011

Something for (Almost) Everyone--NY, SF, DC AND CHICAGO!


WILEF East Program
Being Strategic About 24/7:
Assignments, Committees and Community

Wednesday, March 16
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Breakfast and
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30 - 10:00am

Joe Calve
Chief Marketing Officer, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Confirmed Speakers
Linda Listrom
Executive Director, National Association of Urban Debate Leagues
Joanne C. Stringer
Managing Director, Northern Trust
Nicolas Koechlin
Managing Director, Capital Markets, RR Donnelley
Mary Hunter
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Program Description
With only 24 hours in a day, having a strategy is important in taking on new assignments or joining a committee or not-for-profit board. Billable work takes precedence but where should you focus when deciding how to utilize down time and what goes into making those decisions? This program will address having the right "instinct" to contribute or volunteer and making it work for your career.

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WILEF West Program
Ambition: The Fuel for Your Career Engine
(or Why Talent Isn't Enough)

Thursday, March 31
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
555 Mission Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94105
Breakfast and
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30- 10:00am

Maureen Broderick
Founder and CEO, Broderick & Company

Confirmed Speakers
Ida Abbott
Principal, Ida Abbott Consulting LLC
Kara Baysinger
Partner, Vice Chair Insurance Practice, Lateral Acquisition Partner, Management Team member, Policy and Planning Committee member and Women’s Business Development Group member, SNR Denton
Mary G. Murphy
Partner and Executive Committee Member, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Kim Thompson
Principal, General Counsel’s Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Program Description
Ambition is assumed to be a prerequisite for success, yet many women are ambivalent about having or expressing ambition. From their varied perspectives, moderator and speakers will address the role of ambition in their own success and in the success of the more junior women with whom they have interacted. They will also discuss such topics as the meaning of ambition; how to communicate ambition in the face of possible double standards; and the existence of generational differences in the way women view ambition.

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WILEF DC Program
Planning Your Path to Career Success:
How to Set and Achieve Your Goals

Thursday, April 7
Hogan Lovells LLP
Columbia Square
555 Thirteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Lunch and
12:00pm - 12:15pm
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Jane Sullivan Roberts
Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Confirmed Speakers
Linda L. Oliver
Career Development Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP
Beth A. Wilkinson
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Program Description
Whether your goal is law firm partner, in-house counsel or government lawyer, you are more likely to get there if you can identify your goals and develop a path to achieving those goals. To facilitate the process, our panel of experts will address topics such as using career development tools like SMART goals, individualized career development plans and commercial products, and using mentors to help develop plans and hold yourself accountable. They will also discuss their own experience with setting and achieving career goals.

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 Understanding and Using Your Personal Power to Achieve Career Goals"

May 19-20, 2011
The Allerton Hotel, Chicago, IL

This day-and-a half long conference is for women lawyers who want to achieve their full career potential. We will focus on enhancing your skills and contacts to help you to achieve your goals in today’s ever-changing law firm environment.

Register for the Conference:
You must be a member of the WLA to attend the conference.
WLA members please go to, sign in with your login and password and then click on the "Programs" link to register.
(To become a member you may apply at Click on the "Become a Member" tab.)

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