On June 6, the Women in the Legal Profession, Business & Leadership Subcommittee of the Committee on Women in the Legal Profession of the New York City Bar Association held its 5th Annual General Counsel Panel.
This event focused on ways that women General Counsel can help women outside counsel to advance their careers by leveraging the power they hold as clients. Read more about the program, the moderator and the panelists here.
In the second 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 “John”, head of global litigation for a Fortune 500 company, who faced a dilemma when one of his “go to” firms sent an all-white male team to pitch to his new boss. His boss, a female General Counsel, who’d asked John to initiate a review process for outside counsel, has made it clear that she values diversity and expects firms to meet her expectations in terms of demonstrating their understanding of its importance to her. John is torn between his loyalty to the ankruptcy attorney in san diego (he’s worked with them for years!) and showing his boss that he’s heard her message. Read more here.
Bernadette Beekman and Carol Frohlinger, co-chairs of the Business and Leadership Development Subcommittee introduced the very accomplished panel.