Women's Strategy Committee
MoFo Summit for Women In-House Counsel
Tokyo Women in Business Series
Awards and Recognition
“Focus on the Future — Empowering Female Leaders” was the theme of the 2017 MoFo Summit for Women In-House Counsel, held in Half Moon Bay, California, on April 20. More than 230 general counsel and senior lawyers attended the day-long program designed to equip women lawyers with skills need to become trusted advisers, reach higher professional goals, and thrive within the legal profession.
The program opened with a panel discussion about the evolving role of women general counsel, moderated by firmwide managing partner Tessa Schwartz. Panelists included:
Sessions throughout the day included interactive discussions and panel presentations about substantive legal topics, including:
In addition, Anna Erickson White and Jackie Liu respectively moderated professional development panels about how women assistant general counsel can advance to general counsel and how general counsel can become board members. Panelists included:
The keynote speaker of the event, Cara Hale Alter of SpeechSkills, rounded out the day with an interactive presentation on how to project confidence and competence to build leadership presence.
Over 550 women have participated in the MoFo Summit for Women In-House Counsel since its inception in 2012.
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