DLA Piper and the Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) are celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events throughout March.
“For nearly 30 years, Women’s History Month has been observed in communities, libraries and schools to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. At DLA Piper, we will join with our colleagues, clients and friends to celebrate women’s many contributions to the practice of law with a series of events throughout the country,” said DLA Piper Senior Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, Genhi Givings Bailey.
DLA Piper’s month-long program will include 15 events in the firm’s offices nationwide – all designed to celebrate women in the law, strengthen the community within DLA Piper and with clients, encourage business development and advance the firm’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace for all.
Activities include a luncheon with former AIG General Counsel, and current DLA Piper partner, Anastasia Kelly in Baltimore; a reception with Avon General Counsel Kim Rucker in New York; a luncheon and book reading with Carla Powers, Worldwide Head of Litigation for Royal Dutch Shell and author of Matches in the Gas Tank; and a reception with a keynote address by Judge Mary Schroeder, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Phoenix.
The San Francisco office will also host a discussion focused on how successful women in the legal arena are making their mark while staying true to their authentic selves. Panelists include Michelle Banks, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, GAP Inc.; Drucilla Ramey, Dean, Golden Gate University School of Law; Mona Sabet, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Coverity, Inc.; and Jamienne Studley, President and CEO, Public Advocates Inc.
DLA Piper is committed to giving back to local communities, and with that in mind, the Philadelphia office is hosting a reception with Dress for Success, an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women through professional clothing donations and employment retention programs. Attendees at the “Suit Tales” event have been asked to bring an item of business clothing to donate, and to include a message of inspiration in one of the pockets. They will be asked to share those messages at the event.
The Chicago office is also hosting a charitable event: “repack night” with clients at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Volunteer hours will benefit Deborah’s Place, a local homeless shelter for women.
About the Leadership Alliance for Women
The Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW), DLA Piper’s women’s affinity group, was launched in 2007 to advance the firm’s global competitive edge by developing and promoting women lawyers and maximizing their opportunities for business generation and leadership. Knowing that a diverse workforce is critical to DLA Piper’s success, LAW supports business development by aligning the firm with the policies and practices of our clients and potential clients. The group also focuses on developing, retaining and promoting women lawyers in our domestic and foreign offices. LAW is led by a Steering Committee, while local LAW committee delegates promote the group’s goals at the local office level and serve as liaisons to the national group.
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