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July 21, 2021 CWP News

Webinar Series—The Financial Future Is Female: Women Lawyers and Wealth Creation

The Commission on Women in the Profession held the first webinar of a four-part series The Financial Future Is Female: Women Lawyers and Wealth Creation titled “Empowering Your Own Financial Future: An Overview” on April 20, 2021. The webinar panelists provided practical tips and advice on how to start thinking about money management, negotiating salary and compensation, and creating future goals. They also offered additional financial and lifestyle advice.

Speakers included Maureen Mulligan, chair, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, as moderator; Virginia “Ginger” Brennan, senior vice president, ABA Retirement Funds Program; Paulette Brown, senior partner and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Locke Lord LLP, and past president, American Bar Association; Jin Hwang, startup founder, Jinvesting Consulting, and former associate general counsel, Verizon; Wendi Lazar, partner, Outten & Golden LLP; and Shenique Moss, deputy legal counsel, the Executive Office of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The Commission on Women held its second webinar of the series, titled “Young Lawyers: A Deep Dive on Debt, Health, and Wealth,” on July 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET. This webinar was intended to empower young lawyers and focused on identifying strategies to manage debt and create long-term financial health and wealth. Panelists shared real stories on how the pandemic has impacted their finances, along with common financial concerns young lawyers face early in their career as well as potential means of addressing those concerns.

The panel was moderated by Maria Fisher, vice president and national sales director, ABA Retirement Funds Program. Panelists included Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg, partner, Fine, Kaplan & Black, R.P.C.; Jasmine Grant, associate attorney, Shulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein LLP; Michelle Medugno, investment advisor, Voya Financial Advisors Inc.; Sheena R. Hamilton, partner, Dowd Bennett LLP; and Samantha Martin, attorney, Samantha Martin Law.

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