Type: News
Date: 10/01/2015

Taft to Sponsor Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Leadership Institute

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) first-of-its-kind Leadership Institute. The six-program series aims to help women lawyers develop their leadership skills and strengthen their professional networks. Taft will host the November and December programs in our Chicago office.

The series includes the following topics:

  • Overcoming Gender Bias and Developing Inclusive Workplaces – Nov. 10, 2015
    This workshop will help women identify the gender biases they face and provide them with techniques to overcome such biases to advance in their careers. It will also set out some simple suggestions to make workplaces more inclusive.
  • Grit, Perseverance, a Positive Mindset, and Developing as a Leader – Dec. 8, 2015
    This workshop will address recent social science research on the value of grit and positive mindsets for women lawyers. Participants will receive personalized suggestions on to how to strengthen and maintain positive perspectives for career success.
  • Rainmaking, Marketing and Developing Your Brand — Jan. 11, 2016
    This interactive workshop will offer advice and guidance on business development, allowing participants to develop individual marketing plans. It will also include a discussion about rainmaking by senior women lawyers.
  • Community Involvement, Board Service and Taking Control of Your Career – Feb. 8, 2016
    This workshop will address ways women lawyers can further develop their leadership skills by participating in non-profit and corporate boards and will present a wide range of career possibilities for women lawyers.
  • Generational and Gender Communication Differences – March 14, 2016
    This workshop will focus on generational and gender communication issues in the workplace. It will provide attendees with practical techniques to effectively work in multigenerational workplaces and to use gender communication tendencies to their advantage.

Participants are chosen by application, with preference given to WBAI, ISBA and Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law members. Applications for participation are available at www.wbaillinois.org.

About the WBAI
The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois is the only statewide bar association for women in Illinois. Members include partners and associates of large, medium and small firms, sole practitioners, law professors, judges, political icons, public servants and in-house counsel. The WBAI serves as an influential voice that promotes and lobbies for the interests of all women through its active involvement with legislative initiatives and public policy. For more information regarding the WBAI, visit www.wbaillinois.org.

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