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
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:
- Advocating for yourself and others;
- What are the best ways to deal with discrimination and unconscious bias; and
- What can be done to increase diversity in leadership.
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)
To learn more about this event and to register, please visit: https://cf-conferences.com/conferences/the-women-diversity-change-summit-chicago/overview