Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Fortune 500 Legal Departments

Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in
Fortune 500 Legal Departments

August 3, 2012 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel, International Ballroom, Chicago

The Commission on Women in the Profession recently analyzed the results of its survey of diversity dynamics in Fortune 500 corporate legal departments. The results of the newly released report will be previewed, focusing on the experiences of women attorneys, particularly women of color as they go through the four major aspects of an attorney’s career: recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement. A panel discussion featuring former and current prominent women corporate counsel will follow focusing on strategies on how women, especially women of color, can overcome the barriers they face as they aim for the top echelons of the legal profession.

Panelists:

  • Paula Boggs, Retired Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Kim Rivera, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, DaVita, Inc.
  • Wendy Shiba, Retired Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of KB Home and President-Elect, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Mary Smith, President-Elect, National Native American Bar Association


Moderators:

  • Ruthe Catolico Ashley, President, Diversity Matters
  • Lorelie Masters, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

 

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