McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP's (MLA) commitment to the professional and personal success of women - inside the firm, in our clients' offices and in our communities - is well known.
Below are a few examples of the firm's initiatives:
- MLA Women's Leadership Conference
In 2010, MLA's Atlanta office held its first Women's Leadership Conference and attracted more than 110 participants, including 13 presidents/CEOs, eight senior vice presidents and vice presidents, three general counsels, six associate counsel and 12 directors from leading companies in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Coming from various industries and practice areas, the attendees shared an interest in women's leadership issues and participated in roundtable discussions on these issues. The keynote speaker was Connie Glaser, one of the country’s leading experts on women’s leadership. Glaser has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News and NBC Nightly News and is the author of five books on women’s leadership.
- MLA Women’s Steering Committee - Atlanta
In November 2010, MLA's Atlanta Women’s Steering Committee hosted a welcome dinner for all new women attorneys in that office. The dinner took place at the home of Partner Sharon Gay with 25 attorneys in attendance. In March 2010, the Committee sponsored a lunch focused on community involvement called “Joining the Board of a Non-Profit Organization."
- MLA Women’s Steering Committee - Los Angeles
In 2010, MLA's Los Angeles Women’s Leadership Committee hosted an event focused on mentoring and promoting the interests of women that was broadcast firmwide and involved a panel of partners from the firm's Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington, DC offices.
- Forum for Women Executives
MLA's Women’s Development Forum in Washington, DC continued its highly successful "Forum for Women Executives" series with two events in 2010. In June, New York Times White House Correspondent and author Helene Cooper was the guest speaker while December's event featured Dr. Nannerl O. Keohane, author and former president of both Wellesley College and Duke University. The group also hosted a "Marketing for Women" panel discussion to share ideas about how women attorneys can successfully market their legal skills both internally at a firm and externally to current and potential clients.
"As part of our Women’s Forum, we are focused on the mentoring and development of our junior women attorneys through the establishment of training programs and mentoring relationships, and the creation of business development opportunities. Such efforts are critical to their success in the legal profession and to our success as a firm."
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