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Pathways to Leadership: Keys to Success for Women in the Law

Media Advisory
May 22nd 2008

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The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Profession


Pathways to Leadership:
Keys to Success for Women in the Law

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 ; 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5 th & 6 th Ave. ) What: Breakfast panel discussion with a networking reception to follow

 This panel will discuss key qualities necessary for leadership, as well as the challenges women lawyers may face in becoming effective leaders. The panelists are four distinguished women leaders who have pursued diverse paths in law firms, government, not-for-profit organizations, and corporations. They will share their experiences in achieving leadership success and provide unique points of view that women in the law can use to navigate the challenges of leadership and develop their own leadership skills and styles.

Senior Director, Catalyst, Inc.; Chair of the Committee on Women in the Profession

President of the American Museum of Natural History

Partner, Member of Executive Committee, and Co-Vice Chair of Intellectual Property Department, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Vice President and General Counsel, The Allstate Corporation

Partner and Chair of Litigation Department, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP;
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Sponsored by:

The Subcommittee for Leadership of the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Profession . Funding provided by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

For further details about this program email Robin Alperstein at

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association ( was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.


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