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Business Development Skills for Women of Color
Monday, December 10, 2012 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


NYC Bar Member Price : $25.00  Register
AABANY Member Price : $25.00 Register
ABWA Member Price : $25.00  Register
MBBA Member Price : $25.00  Register
Non Member Price : $40.00  Register

 

DISCUSSION 6:30 PM 7:45 PM; NETWORKING RECEPTION  7:45 8:30 PM

In today’s fiercely competitive legal environment, female attorneys of color face unique challenges in generating new business and cultivating and expanding existing client relationships. In particular, women of color: do not benefit from the “presumption of competence” afforded to white men; are highly visible because of their race and gender but are expected to neutralize these traits; fall prey to presumptions about socio-economic or familial backgrounds; and must cross both a gender and race divide to develop effective business relationships.

Moderator: JOI Y. BOURGEOIS, Greiner Consulting

Speakers: HOLLY LOISEAU, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; MARSHA SIMMS, (retired) Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; GHILLAINE REID, Gibbons P.C.; LINDA LU, Allstate Insurance; INDRANI FRANCHINI, Hess Corporation

Sponsored by: Committee on Women in the Profession, Angela Rella, Chair; Committee on Minorities in the Profession, Jeanine Conley, Chair

Co-Sponsored by: Association of Black Women Attorneys; Metropolitan Black Bar Association; Asian American Bar Association of New York

The fee is $25 for City Bar, MBBA, AABANY, and ABWA members; $40 for non-members.

 

Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)