In collaboration with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Kirkland & Ellis
This series covered the importance of talent retention, leadership, and networking to advance the careers of women in the preparation of business law. Topics addressed included best practices in recruiting, preservation, and promotion. In addition to mid-upper management, partners, and general counsel, we welcomed practitioners of all genders and at all levels of their careers to encourage a dynamic, inclusive debate around the talent pipeline as well as create a network of partners, mentors, and successful women!
Career Perspectives from Legal Leaders | March 15, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
This session discussed tips for defining career goals, drafting and executing career development, and facilitating networking exercises.
Keynote speaker: Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California
Addressing Recruiting and Integration | June 13, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
This session discussed preparations for a business law career while in law school, participation in women’s and business law groups, the benefits of summer associate positions and internships, and building relationships with practicing business lawyers.
Addressing Development and Retention | September 20, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
This session addressed utilizing internal and external formal business law training programs, using client and matter work assignments to develop skills and build internal and external relationships, shadowing more senior attorneys to build skills and relationships, developing mentors, usage of career coaching programs, and leadership positions in affinity groups (firm, corporate, professional, and community).
Addressing Promotion and Advancement | November 21, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
This session served as reviewing performance feedback (both periodic/formal and real-time/informal), how to position oneself for promotion within a law firm or law department, and success after promotion via business planning and execution.