Betianyn Tursi, Global Chair and Co-Founder of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), announced that Carol Frohlinger has been named as the WILEF endorsed thought-leadership coach. Read more at the WILEF website.
Of the fifty-four firms that participated in the Women in Law Hackathon, thirty-six have committed to testing one or more of the ideas generated as a result of the initiative. One of the ideas that will be piloted is the “Five Year Moment“, focused on supporting female attorneys to develop business during the 2-3 years before a lawyer makes partner through the 2-3 years following elevation. The Five Year Moment was developed by the team that Carol Frohlinger advised.
Read more about the Five Year Moment here.
Read the ABA Journal article here.
Read the press release here.
Read the Bloomberg Law story about the Hackaton Alliance here.
Her Place at the Table: Negotiating Skills for Women
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast/Networking from 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Program Fee: $15 Members | $30 Non-Members (fee includes breakfast)
Many women may not recognize opportunities to negotiate or mistakenly associate negotiation with confrontation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This highly interactive, research-based session will provide the tools and techniques needed to confidently adopt negotiation strategies as a way to solve problems in both formal and informal situations.
Attendees will be able to apply the lessons they learn immediately — and the benefits will inure not only to them but to their organizations as well.
Sponsoring Association Committee: Women in the Legal Profession, Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Chair. Produced by the Subcommittee on Business & Leadership, Bernadette T. Beekman and Blanche Stovall, Co-Chairs.
Carol Frohlinger, along with members of a team she advised, was awarded the third prize at the Women in Law Hackathon live pitch event held at Stanford Law School on June 24. The inaugural “shark style” competition was designed to generate innovative ideas to move the needle toward gender parity in BigLaw.
Beginning in January, Carol worked with a team of six highly accomplished lawyers in leadership roles at their respective firms as well as a Stanford Law student and a co-advisor from a not-for-profit to identify a major challenge for women in law firms as well as to offer a solution to solve the problem. The team included:
- Brett Bartlett, Partner, Atlanta Chair, Labor & Employment, Seyfarth Shaw
- Lisa Kobialka, Partner, Kramer Levin
- Diana Kruze, Partner, Morrison Foerster
- Mike McNamara, US Managing Partner, Dentons
- Dawn Schluter, Partner, Group Leader, Personal Services, Miller Canfield
- James Wareham, Partner, Chair, Global Litigation, Fried Frank
- Anna Jaffe, Student, Stanford Law School
- Jenny Waters, Executive Director, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
In the third part of a three part series about the Thomson Reuter’s Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law Fireside Chat, read about the advice attendees had for a fictional”Sarah”, a new partner at a BigLaw firm, who’s struggling to find a way to ask her close friend from law school to consider steering business to her. Sarah knows what she should do – after all, she now has responsibility to generate new revenue – but she’s not sure how to do that. This scenario, drawn from Carol Frohlinger’s white paper, “Business Development in the New Normal”, also dealt with the issue of what women in-house counsel can (and should!) do to help women in law firms to be successful. Curious? Read more here.