ABA LEADERSHIP
PRESIDENT DENNIS W. ARCHER
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION INITIATIVE

National Women's Summit of General Counsels and Managing Partners

This important, invitation-only Summit will take place on May 24-25, 2004, in New York City, and will focus on removing the remaining obstacles facing women on their way to breaking the glass ceiling of law firm and corporate leadership. This event seeks to effect lasting change in the legal profession by making the business case for gender diversity to those who control and shape the future of the bar: corporations and law firm managing partners.

Sponsored by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, the ABA Diversity Center and the ABA Sections of Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, and the Young Lawyers Division, the Summit will bring together 200 CEOs and general counsels of Fortune 500 companies and managing partners of large law firms to develop strategies on how to achieve categorical change in the advancement of women in the profession. The goal is to energize the business and legal communities to further improve the status of women in the profession and leverage the clout of women lawyers. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with CEOs of corporations who have initiated changes to achieve diversity at the highest levels, hear from general counsels who are determining what works and what does not, and collaborate with colleagues to craft practices from these principles.

"Progression and Succession: The National Summit of General Counsel and Managing Partners on Advancing Women to Leadership" will take place on May 24-25, 2004, in New York City. This invitation-only Summit will focus on removing the remaining obstacles facing women on their way to breaking the glass ceiling of law firm and corporate leadership. This event seeks to effect lasting change in the legal profession by making the business case for gender diversity to those who control and shape the future of the bar: corporations and law firm managing partners.

Sponsored by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, the ABA Diversity Center and the ABA Sections of Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, and the Young Lawyers Division, the Summit will bring together 200 CEOs and general counsels of Fortune 500 companies and managing partners of large law firms to develop strategies on how to achieve categorical change in the advancement of women in the profession. The goal is to energize the business and legal communities to further improve the status of women in the profession and leverage the clout of women lawyers. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with CEOs of corporations who have initiated changes to achieve diversity at the highest levels, hear from general counsels who are determining what works and what does not, and collaborate with other managing partners to craft practices from these principles.

Agenda

Commission on Women Website