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Women, Diversity & Change Summit

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Partner Lynne D. Mapes-Riordan to speak during Women in Law Summit Series

June 6, 2019
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
(Breakfast and lunch will be provided;
Cocktail reception to follow the event)

Fairmont Hotel Chicago, Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

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Barack Ferrazzano is proud to be a sponsor of The Women Diversity and Change Summit, hosted by Centerforce as part of the Women in Law Summit Series, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. This conference explores how to create a lasting change for women and minorities in the legal profession with topics such as:

Succeeding in a Male-Dominant Legal Field
Thursday, June 6 | 10:10 AM
Lynne D. Mapes-Riordan, Co-Chair, Compensation & Employment Group

For many women and minorities in the legal field, tradition and culture often mean that they are the only woman or minority in the room or office. This can create many challenges, including underestimation, intimidation, stereotyping, and even condescension. Their opinion may be overlooked when discussing a case, they may be underpaid compared to equally qualified male/Caucasian lawyers, and their additional responsibilities to their family or community may go unrecognized.

This panel offers a micro-study for female and minority lawyers by offering insight into how to effectively self-advocate and create change in what has traditionally been a white male-dominated environment.

CLE: 5.25 hours Illinois State (4.5 Professional Responsibility)

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About Centerforce

Centerforce is an independent company whose mission is to connect people and ideas by providing an engaging conference experience. Their events' interactive format offers high-level educational and networking opportunities built around insightful content, practical workshops, and speakers who are real world experts in their field. Centerforce's formula is simple: by conducting extensive research, they uncover the pressing challenges, trends, and topics that executives want to hear about. This attracts executives and business leaders that rarely get together in one place at one time — creating a unique platform for idea exchange and connecting to industry thought leaders. This formula has helped Centreforce become the largest producer of IP conferences in the U.S. Crucially, they've connected thousands of thought leaders. In every market.
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