Date: June 21, 2011

WILEF Chicago

WILEF Chicago Inaugural Event

Program: Ambition: The Fuel for Your Career Engine (or Why Talent Isn’t Enough)

Moderator:
Theresa A. Jaffe, Principal, Theresa Jaffe Consulting and Co-Chair WILEF Chicago
Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine (Kit) Chaskin, Partner and Firm-wide Chair, Women’s Initiative Network, Reed Smith LLP
Kristin M. Coleman, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Brunswick Corporation
Sara J. Gourley, Partner and Member Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP
Jennifer A. Kenedy, Managing Partner and Chair of Firm-wide Board of Directors, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Date: Tuesday, June 21
Venue: Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603
Breakfast and Networking: 8:00am – 8:30 am CT
Program: 8:30am – 10:00am CST

Program Description
Ambition is assumed to be a prerequisite for success, yet many women are ambivalent about having or expressing ambition. From their varied perspectives, our moderator and speakers will address the role of ambition in their own success and in the success of the more junior women with whom they have interacted. They will also discuss such topics as the meaning of ambition; how to communicate ambition in the face of possible double standards; and the existence of generational differences in the way women view ambition.